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Two Panels (for Jane)

My sister would have been 64 today. She always said when she retired she would be my agent. I wonder what she would think of the large pile of paintings I’ve done since she died. (Jane died in 2013. Kerfe suggested doing a blog as a way for us to share art with each other in 2014 so my sister never saw it). 

This is another blot, then cut in half. These are an enjoyable way to knock off an abstract. 

Saturday drawing

This one reminds me quite a bit of It was just two shapes connecting with each other. 

In the first version I wrote some quasi poetic lines right on the picture. I didn’t like it and painted it out with black ink. 

I’m making a Star Wars neck piece for my cousin’s baby shower. Can you tell how cheesy it is?


I’ve been doing more painting this week starting with the blot paintings. This one was a free association type of thing. 

I was fooling around with a sketch and tried blotting it–closed the book on the page and pressed it down with a brick. 

The resulting image (on the left) became an elephant. Go figure. And have a great weekend!

Draw a Bird: Crow. 

One of my favorites, these audacious birds jump out of the way just as the car is coming. One flew right over my head the other day. 

Two drawings

I admit I had Draw a Bird day in mind. I just didn’t get around to it. I intend to draw a crow (one flew very close over my head yesterday). The featured image is a blot painting. I cut it out of the sketchbook and mounted it with an Easter egg colored background. 

I tried a little painting of the dumpster with flowers in it. The old blooms and satin ribbons had such a sad look. 

Off to draw a crow now. 

Blot paintings

I often have little words of poetry coming into my head but I forget to write stuff down. The circles are blotted between two pages. 

When I posted the blot the other day a visitor to the site saw a lion. So I drew over it and made a lion. King of the Jungle. 

Riding around with my daughter caught sight of a dumpster in the cemetery filled with flowers. A strange sight!

Man with Cat

My friend’s husband Miles holding a cat. 


I did this blot painting the day before Kerfe posted her incredible “Rain” piece and poem. I actually don’t know if hers is a blot or some other technique but I thought it was funny that these look somewhat similar. 

ArtSet for iPad

I fool around with this app often. It’s a fun option and pretty easy. It’s better on the larger iPad although I have the app on my iPhone as well. 

This was the first version just white on black. I had to make the bricks red and then went on from there. A successful though useless digital drawing. Happy Friday. 

Drawing/no glasses

I drew a quick selfie without glasses. I do look quite tired in the picture–I tried to draw honestly. 

The original sketch in front of the mirror was actually good, then I messed with it. Colored pencil etc 

Here’s another page in the alphabet book

Beau says hello!