Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Icicles and renovations

I find big icicles.

I bring them indoors to show my wife.

I bring them indoors to show to my dog. My dog was definitely the more impressed of the two.

And I make more progress on the little kitchen renovation.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

More Herb Drawings

Our old cat Herb was one of the few cats that actually stayed still long enough for me to capture any meaningful sketches from life.

She was a good cat. Very large and very gentle. She was a sweetie-pie.

I've shared a painting and another sketch of her in past posts and I'll share more with the next post.

And if you love animals and can't get enough of them in all their forms, check out my friend Laura's blog, Purple Rose Musings, for her Wednesday updates from Raven's World.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Remember Summer Warmth

This is a pencil drawing I did several years back at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut. It was a hot summer day, and just looking at this simple little sketch I feel that summertime warmth. It's been so cold here lately that this summer heat feels really good.

I did this drawing as a study for an oil painting that was part of an art show that the Petrinni Art Gallery did with the museum. The painting sold during the show ... another warm feeling.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Build Things and Renovate

Much prepping and some priming and even some painting is in the works for our kitchen renovation. But yesterday the old 1950s kitchen countertop was removed.

Today the new custom built hickory countertop was installed. I made that countertop from pristine hickory flooring "scrap" that was being discarded. Go figure.

I'm pleased with outcome. So is my wife. Now ... the saga continues with the completion of the cabinets, the walls and then the floor. I'll keep you posted!

Friday, January 9, 2009

When Fish Dream

My latest silly little ACEO print, When Fish Dream.

These are such fun to create!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Silly Drawings

She Dares You ...

The Bearded Sun ...

Both are available for purchase as ACEO prints at Rick's Gallery of Creative Play.