Here’s a link to my first watercolor demo/instruction video. Hope you enjoy watching it!

Sitting at home sketching from photos. These are made from photos taken at Brookfield Zoo some time ago.

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Watercolor and sketch from the neighborhood. Forgotten project-webthe-project-web

Seems like ages since school ended and I never uploaded the final project. Well, here it is. These photos show all the work produced by everyone. I circled mine in red. I loved that class and teacher. I think I learned alot.

I have been neglecting this blog. I have a bunch of stuff to show, so stay tuned. I will be posting it all in the next few days. Thanks for looking!


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Such great weather this weekend! I did a few pencil sketches of nooks and crannies in my neighborhood and I had fun sketching with a new (for me) artists group called In Art Pursuit.


This watercolor done on location with “In Art Pursuit,” an Oak Park artists group.


Painting Practice Still Life

If you notice a gap in the dates, it’s because I switched to taking written notes for awhile. I wasn’t sure how much I was retaining by drawing, but after trying both, I think I actually get more out of drawing my notes. The slide show moves along too quickly to get much down either way.

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Fringed Gentian, trying out my new zebra brush pen. I really like the harder tip on this pen. You can get a fine line and the tip doesn’t seem to get mushy after a while. I copied this from an old book called, The Book of Wildflowers, published by National Geographic Society, 1933.

Ink in Moleskine

Ink in Moleskine

This object was so gorgeous it stopped me in my tracks! It was too tall to fit on the page in one piece.

6th-7th Century Byzantine lamp made of copper alloy

6th-7th Century Byzantine lamp made of copper alloy

Quick sketch of mom

Sunday’s we usually take mom out for lunch. Next month she will be 92.

The Naked Mole Rat

Latin: Heterocephalus Gabler.

Drawn In

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The Definitive Source

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The Art Seen

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Hi guys, welcome to my art space. On here I will post stuff derived from my mind and created with my hands. Enjoy!