Wednesday, May 31, 2006


A storm rolling in over the fields. It, along with two other pictures I have posted here, "Landscape" and "Country Yard", got into a show at the Plymouth Arts Center called "Agrarian Views". Drop by and see all the work!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Apple Flower

Here is a painting of an apple that was cut using one of those slicers from the grocery. It made the apple into a flower shape.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Dog Park Apple

An apple tree from the dog park. Its an amazing place containing meadows, a pond, a hard wood forest,a river, a stream and lots of nervous squirrels. If I don't get the dogs there at least three times a week, they let me know about it with incessant whining, barking and leaping for the leashes every time they hear the car keys.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Biker Apple

Why the name Biker Apple for a tree with not even a hint of Harley? Why, because it belongs to a biker, of course. Not only that, it belongs to a biker with the word "chopper" tattooed on his neck and who was convinced that I was photographing it because of a dispute with the power company, under whose lines it grew. And who was upset because he thought that I was going to drag him into a messy court case when I sued said power company for chopping down my trees while his still stood, thus resulting in him having his trees chopped down, too. And who didn't believe me when I told him I was an artist and didn't have a clue about what he was talking about. And who further didn't believe me when I explained I was thinking about doing a series on flowering trees. Actually, the look on his face was almost worth it all when I told him that. It fell into the catagory of "When Worlds Collide". I realized at that point, if Martians ever land on earth, I'm going to understand exactly how they will feel. I thanked him for letting me take its picture, gave him an open invitation to any show I might have, and then I left before he changed his mind. I think the photo turned out nicely.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Illustration Friday"Under the Sea"

It's a sunken city under the sea. I always liked sunken treasure (city) stories, so I made a collage of one. I think the people who search for treasure (and find it) are the luckiest people ever.

American Gothic, revised

This is my Great Aunt and Uncle. It's like "American Gothic" with a straw boater and snappy clothes. I love this photo.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Pears... part 3.5Bid here

This is better, the colors are more in line with what I wanted.

Pears part 3

This is the value study with color added. I might try another one just to make sure everything is in place. I'm thinking right now some darks are too dark and the lights are too dark, too. I'll have to adjust them.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Pear painting...part 2

Here's step 2 in the pear painting....I tried a value study so I could see how the lights and darks would work out.

Its Spring!

I found these in a garden center, nestled in the Astilbe.