Merch Maker

What a spring and summer it’s been! One of many highlights include a long, long solo road trip to see my first California native wildflower superbloom. With the outstanding rain and snow year we had last winter after 5 years of drought, starting in mid-February, all my native plant geeky people kept raving about the … More Merch Maker

Day 25: Sleepy Bee

Yeah, I skipped a day yesterday. And tonight, I just wasn’t feelin’ a chicken painting. But to keep my practice going, I decided a bee would be fine subject for a quick, 30-minute study. That’s about all the energy I have for tonight. This 30-day painting gig has me not getting enough sleep. I captured … More Day 25: Sleepy Bee

Day 22: I Dissent

Of all the portraits I’ve done so far, I think this is one of my better and favorite ones. Except for the lace collar, I really worked to keep things flowing, not get bogged down in details, and to not overwork the paint. Working on the collar turned out not to be too bad; it was … More Day 22: I Dissent

Day 17: Don’t Go

Look at our president; so tired. The end is near though, frighteningly so. Farewell, Barack. It’s been a good run. Thank you for your grace, humor, compassion, and love of country. I’ll miss you.