landscape

Drawing Colorado on a chair in California

I’ve been sitting on this one for a few months. I made it as a gift to my two wonderful friends who were recently married. I had been wanting to make a landscape on plywood for some time. My friends home state was a great inspiration. Modeled after the Flatirons near Boulder, CO. and a bit of the Red rocks.

Sketches of California (Not Spain).

Somewhere California, USA.

Somewhere California, USA.

I cut up a piece of cold-press board to do some smaller drawings. This one, inspired by a recent bike ride around my town in Ca. central coast.

I got my warblers framed and on my wall. They’ve been wrapped up in plastic in my closet since I finished them. While its a far cry from a public gallery, they’re up in the light, and after all that’s what this blog is all about. And where else can you see 30 species of warblers next to Katy Perry and a Van Gogh print? Damn right.

Wall of birds and pop music.

Wall of birds and pop music.

 

 

The deeds were done and done again as my life is done in Watermelon Sugar

My life in Watermelon Sugar

My life in Watermelon Sugar

 

I took a short (week long) break from the warbler/raptors project to make a tribute of sorts to one of my favorite books. This landscape is inspired by Richard Brautigan’s “In Watermelon Sugar”. A short story that paints a tragedy with the greatest beauty.

I’ve developed a little habit of only writing the date on an illustration when its finished. I’ll sign my initials when the pen work is done but never date it until its finished. I started this landscape in 2013, but finished the color tonight. So we’ll call it my first of 2014.

My favorite part of 2013 being over is that I don’t have to write the number 13 anymore as it always looks like a “B”.

Happy 2014 and thank you for stopping through to look at my art, and I wish you all the very best.

I think I’ll draw you some birds this year.

The Watermelon Sugar process.

The Watermelon Sugar process.