Thursday, December 13, 2018

Alaska Bound!

I'm thrilled to have been selected as an Alaska artist-in-residence at Ernest Gruening State Park, 24 miles north of Juneau, during September. Gruening was the governor of Alaska from 1939-1953. He wrote the manifesto for statehood in his family's cabin. I can't wait to surround myself with his spirit and capture the environment in watercolors.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Très merveilleux!

My illustration of the boardwalk in Quebec City has been published in the French Magazine "Chateau."

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Sketching Workshop

 Great sketching workshop with these talented people at the Southdale Library.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ink on cardboard

Ralph's ready for another cup.

Mahala knows her beans. (Her father grows coffee beans in Columbia.)

Sabra wonders how long she should wait. 

Myrna and her merlot.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

On a Porto back street

It was an early morning in Portugal when I sat on a narrow stone stoep across from this small café just as it was coming alive for the day. A woman swept and washed the cobbled street around me and graciously brought me a chair to sit on while I sketched. Three young (and handsome) trashmen smiled at me as they entered the café. An older woman, with a weather-hardened face, appeared with her soft-spoken husband. She was definitely in charge of the café and perhaps the street too. When the trashmen returned they laughed out loud upon seeing I had included their cart in my drawing. I lingered awhile, not wanting to forget any detail of the Porto story that unfolded in front of me.