Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Monsoon Journal and new YouTube channel

The 2018 monsoon in Tucson has been pretty spectacular. Amazing cloudscapes almost every day. I started a Monsoon Journal to document some of the beauty around me. Here are a few pages. All done with  my new favorite paint, Acryla Gouache. I've done some YouTube videos on a few of these on my new YouTube channel:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Upper Bear Canyon

I went up to Upper Bear Canyon on Monday with my friend Jim. Here are two illustrations I did up there. Both using Acryla Gouache on toned paper.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Nature Journal 2017

In the summer of 2017 I started a nature journal. Although I've been painting for over 45 years, I'd never tried nature journaling until I came across the book " The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling" by John Muir Laws. I'd been wanting to document my garden and the larger area around me for years, but could never decide on an approach or format. After reading this amazing book, I had a new way of seeing and thinking about the natural world around me.  I have been doing "plein air" sketching up on Tumamoc, the desert around me, and my own backyard for years, but not in a methodical way. I love this approach.

Here are a few pages from the backyard.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Presidio San Agustín del Tucson

I painted the mural at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson ten years ago. It still looks as good as the day I finished it. I recently inquired if they would like to sell some of my paintings in the gift shop. I took in three paintings and sold two of them the first week!

8" x 10"
Oil on panel