Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Begun yesterday during the bluster and blow of the
high winds, rain and cold (fortunately no snow)
that this part of Maryland experienced,
this little work was finished this morning.
It's just under 4" square and will be joining
the menagerie of other recently completed miniature
works at the Waterfowl Festival
in Easton, Maryland,
opening on Thursday evening,
November 13th.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

On Saturday, this past weekend, American Art in Miniature, in which I have a work included, opened at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK. This year's show/sale again benefits the museum and will showcase over 200 small scale works by some of the finest artists in the country. The show is always a huge draw and I am certain that this year will be no exception.

The work can be previewed now through November 5th and on Thursday, the 6th, the sale will take place. Works not sold on that evening will be available through the museum's web site until November 16th.

Here is a link to the museum's pages showing all the works available -

Monday, October 27, 2008

The latest small work off the drawing board.
The image rectangle is 2 1/2" x 4".

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Another smallish work - this one just over 5" x 3" . . .

. . . a portrait of one of the colobus monkeys at the Philadelphia Zoo from my trip north a couple weeks ago. Now, I had seen colobus when in Tanzania in the area around Arusha Park, but they were pretty flighty and did not hang around much so trying to photograph them was not the greatest. I did manage to get about a dozen shots that were 'acceptable' on that trip and have referred to them in the past, but to be able to get up close and rather personal with the group in Philly, well that was a real treat . . . one that I think will have to be repeated next spring.

This one is going to the Watefowl Festival in just over two weeks. My, time is flying now! I have a lot left to do in the next 14 days.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

' Struttin' '

Image size - a tad over 7" square.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I realize that I have not posted any 'in progress' shots lately, basically because the little works that I have been doing have been going rather quickly. So, I will post, today, the first few hours of work on the new piece on the drawing board. This one is a bit larger than the last half dozen works have been so it is going to have a bit more time into it when all is said and done. Cluckity Cluck!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Today's little work - this one is 7" x 5".

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Another small (3 1/4" x 5 1/4") commission piece worked on yesterday and finished up this morning . . .

I think after these two Maine landscapes, I shall get back to some more exotic subjects, especially after a great trip north, which included a visit to the Philadelphia Zoo earlier this week. I feel 'cheetah' in my bones!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Here's a little ditty, a commissioned work, begun yesterday afternoon and finished up a short while ago - image size on this one is a little over 4" x 6". I hope the person who is getting it will enjoy it!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

What is that old saying . . . 'early to bed, early to rise'? Well, I don't know about the 'early to bed' bit, but I certainly did follow that part about 'early to rise' today and as a consequence . . . here is a just completed work that was begun last night and finished up about thirty minutes ago. 'Refreshing' is a tad over 4" square and will be put aside for next month's 'big event' at the Waterfowl Festival, mid month.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

'Dust Devil'

Something new and small - image size is roughly 5" x 3" . . .


Friday, October 03, 2008

Just in from the backyard where I was preparing several house plants that had spent the summer on the patio for return indoors since the nights are getting a bit on the chilly side now. Anyway, I filled the bird feeders as well and stood for a moment to photograph some of the fliers taking advantage of the fresh supply of seeds. As I focused on the feeders, I noticed a movement to my side, close by and swung the camera around to catch this nice little, lacy thing sitting in strong sun. Who could resist! Will it or won't it show up in a drawing? Well, that remains to be 'seen'!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The latest small work off the drawing board -
image size is 5 3/8" x 3 5/8"