Category: Painting

i have been so excited by challenges on other blogs that i decided to create my own. i don’t have a lot of peeps following this blog yet, but if you are, and you like this idea, please tell your artist friends about it. below is a photo of my favorite food. i took the picture myself, so it’s yours to interpret however you’d like.
i find these challenges pull me out of any rut i’ve been in; refresh and renew my artistic outlook; allow me to return to my regularly scheduled painting projects with a fresh vision and vigor.
email your finished product in jpeg format to
and i would love to post it on this blog. thanks for your enthusiasm.

hmmmm. update to this post. maybe you don’t want me to post your work to my blog so how ’bout we do this. on july 21st, everyone who wants to participate in this challenge, post your interpretation of the artichokes to your blog and let me know. how does that sound

was bored one day last year and decided to play at art, like a kid, no worries, no plan, just do it! the result. thanks to babboo for scanning this and sending it to me. i think i’ve come a long way since then.
i’m making a lot of my pictures the size of letter envelopes and promoting them as ‘art in your mailbox’

this is a mix of cut up magazine pictures and caran d’arche water soluble crayons. those crayons are one of my favorite tools. depending on if you apply them dry and leave them that way, or apply water after they’re down, OR dip them in water and draw – the look is different. even the color changes.


do you ever create a piece of art that just tickles you to death. well that happened here

watercolor on hot press board where i pushed the paint around a bunch of times till i was thrilled with the curve of the sling chair back. then mushed paint around on the bucket and love it too. and that suggestive little outline of the flip flops! sublime! hope you enjoy it too. soon i will document a piece of pocket art from start to finish

collage fun. this one is simple. painted the background with winsor newton watercolor on 90 lb arches cold press paper. painted the palm, also on arches paper, separately. used w/n watercolors and caran d’arche watercolor crayons, cut it out and adhered to the background.

many many more collisions are in progress. stay tuned for the amazing results. i don’t even know what they’ll be and that’s what i love about doing collages