Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Few Animal Paintings

Grazing Deer

Up a Tree

Standing Crane

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Is it Too Early to Dream of Snow?

Is it Too Early to Dream of Snow?
Polar Bears
watercolor on paper

Out for a Peek
gouache and watercolor on paper

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Singing with the Moon

Singing with the Moon

Gouache on Paper

Much of my work is reflective of something for a children's book illustration.  

Going the Wrong Way

Another One to Love

(Because Tirzah and Hope Like Pigs)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Preliminary Sketch

Lonely Cottage

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Personally Meaningful

This series is a set that is more meaningful to me in a very personal way.  They are either from a spiritual source or a from the deep feelings that come from your relationships with your family.

A Man of Sorrows, A Man of Joy
(Isaiah 53)

Some of those most paradoxical things in this life are the most attractive.  This painting has a great deal of meaning for me.  It is very symbolic of some experiential elements and thereby difficult to explain, but the best
explanation is in Isaiah 53.


I want to go here one day.  David fled here when Saul was pursuing him in the wilderness.  Engedi means, "Fountain of the Kid."  In the New Testament, in the book of John, the Lord hung on the cross as the Lamb of God.  There His side was pierced and out flowed blood and water in a stream, blood for His redemption, water for His regeneration (John 19:34).  The cross is our hiding place. Song of Songs calls this place, "The precipice of the rock."  

Leaving Home
(for Andrew)

I explained this one on my other blogger site, where I consider technique and the painting experience.  This one is for my son Andrew, the oldest who wasn't really sure if he wanted to leave the nest.  This is a little conference to consider the matter.

Reflections of a Crane
(for Philip)

In learning to know my second son Philip, I have come to realize that he is a reflector and a thinker.  The artist who lives in Florida, I painted this one for him at the time when he first moved there.

                          The Road

Autumn is a season of refreshing for me, as I can drink in the color in the midst of cooling air and atmosphere.  Because I stay indoors more, it draws me to pull out my paintbrush and paints more often.  I think I live in my imagination some where down the road and around the bend.

Things to Put on Your Table

Pepper Trio

                                    Red and White

Bread and Wine


Still Life With Zucchinis and Lemons



This is one of my favorite.  I am just a child at heart, and I think the technique I used creates a nice blend of a somewhat developed style with cartoonish elements.  I would enjoy illustrating a children's book.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Find Me on Etsy

I sell my work at Daisy Bumbershoot on Etsy.

Outside My Window

Outside My Window

Some people give up a good view for a lot of excitement in the city.  I think you can find beauty almost anywhere, but I do appreciate the view from my window. The hillside of the park is difficult to distinguish in the photo, but my painting captures the sweeping breadth of green that I see whenever I look outside from the main room window of my house.

I also display paintings that are for sale on my Daisy Bumbershoot site at Etsy

Monday, August 30, 2010

Time to Get Back to Painting

The weather has turned from dry to wet, so that watercolor box is looking more and more inviting.  Now, just to find the time to do it!  Actually, I don't know how I've had time to write this little note to myself.  I will share a past painting for inspiration.
So this painting isn't mine, but it is my daughter's painting. She was probably a fifth grader when she took my "Under the Water Watercolors" class where we explored sea life as well as principals and application of watercolor painting.  She never really finished this painting.  Since it is a squid that lives in deep waters, she was going to use ink and paint the background black, as well as adding a few more details to the tentacles.  It stands out as a charming picture in its incomplete state however.  
Well, back to real life.
Until next time!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Daisy Bumbershoot

 Welcome to my art gallery.