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Ghost Trees

This is my new watercolor painting on yupo called Ghost Trees. When the trees began emerging, I felt they were only the essence or spirit of the trees – the lingering energy after they had been cut-down for commercial use. 9 more words


oil spill

this is a watercolor painting on yupo. it creates very interesting effects.

if you’re not familiar with yupo, check this out….


Herakles and Telephos

In my ever expanding collection of books , I possess a well worn volume that I treasure dearly. It is The Odyssey of Homer,  translated by Alexander Pope and illustrated with lovely line drawings in the manner of Flaxman. 520 more words

Watercolor Paintings

Igniting the Fires of Creativity: art workshops

Igniting the fires of the imagination is a subject close to my heart.  I firmly believe we all have been given a form of creativity,  though as the years progress, for many of us,  it may have gone into hiding.   198 more words


Ideas for Paintings - Nibblefest Art Contest

The blank page can be daunting, but thanks to Nibblefest with it’s monthly themed contests there is always inspiration.

January 2015’s theme is to create a piece of art whose subject “begins with the third letter of your given name”.  227 more words


The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman’s loyalty, self-sacrifice, and problem solving genius, make him welcome as a friend. We first met Don in the “Rosie Project,” the story of a high functioning Asperger’s individual in search of a “mate.” Don exhibits marvelous STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills, a phenomenal memory, but he woefully lacks social skills. 246 more words