Instagram Post: December 12, 2018 at 10:23AM

Western Landscape – Pastel/paper – 18 x 24 inches.

Mother Earth, our beautiful home seen from the window of an airplane, a beautiful human invention.
Normally I don’t use pastels, but this image of Light, Earth, Air and Water seemed to call for it.

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Instagram Post: December 05, 2018 at 12:44PM

My friend, Lee – pencil/paper – 3 x 4 inches

One of the things I love about my friends is that they know more than I do about more things than I even know about. This 5-minute sketch shows only the merest hint of a guy who knows about a lot of things: trucks, almond farming, making things out of wood, Norwegians, dentistry, San Francisco in the 1960’s and 70’s, donkeys, the irrigation of crops, and building a wood-fired pizza oven from scratch. Plus he’s funny. Someday, perhaps he’ll hold still for longer than 5 minutes.

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Instagram Post: November 21, 2018 at 05:41PM

Before I Wake – Watercolor – 10 x 14 inches

The title of the painting comes from a child’s bedtime prayer: “Now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
I pray to God my soul to take.” This watercolor sketch was one of the first of many attempts to paint how things change. In this sketch there is the change from interior to exterior— from the confines of the room out onto the spaces of the road and into the landscape and mountains in the distance. The little girl runs between one reality into another.

Years later I’m still trying to paint metaphors for change.
Years later, the little girl tells me she is still running.

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