Monday, November 30, 2009

Mauginsville, MD

This is quick sketch I made of a grain elevator while it still stood by the tracks in Maugansville, MD. This is just a couple of miles up the tracks from our house.

See location on Google Maps

Waiting for pizza

Placemat sketch of a home across from Cafe Italia from 2004.

Google map location.

Hunting Season

"Double Ought" 2.5" x 3.75."

Friday, November 27, 2009


"Untitled" oil on wood panel, 11" x 17."

This is a painting I made back in 1984. These two men were working on a large renovation project in Hyattsville, MD. They were quite nice about letting me take lots of pictures at the site, I had a real nice time that day.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ball point pen at the pancake house

My daughter Alice and I were hanging out tonight at the Perkins in Edinboro Pennsylvania. This gentleman was sitting nearby.

Perkins is very much like the United Nations Institution of Pancake Studies, maybe better pie though :-/

Monday, November 23, 2009

Stick to Your Guns III

"Colt 44" oil on wood, 14" x 9."
Previous post here and then again here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


"Dorothy" pencil on paper

This is a sketch I did of my oldest daughter when she almost four years old, so many pushes on the swing ago. I cannot believe she is coming up in her 23rd birthday.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Leaf collection

"Leaf #3," oil on masonite.

There are lots of things to see, unwrapped gifts and free surprises. The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But- and this is the point- who gets excited by a mere penny? If you follow one arrow, if you crouch motionless on a bank to watch a tremulous ripple thrill on the water and are rewarded by the sight of a muskrat kit paddling from its den, will you count that sight a chip of copper only, and go your rueful way? It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won't stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. What you see is what you get.

Annie Dillard
from "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Drawing Group II

This stuff is so hard after years away from steady weekly sessions. I am thankful to live near a university where a life drawing group is available.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stick to Your Guns II

A little more progress on this piece of a piece. Oil on wood.
I love shiny stuff
Here is the previous post.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ultramarine Blue

Ultramarine blue, I use a lot of this stuff! I think this is a tube from Utrecht in DC. I start just about every painting with this blue and burnt umber.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


"Dorothy" 10" x 12" oil on masonite.