Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Great Swamp


Maze of pickerelweed, 
sweet spicebush and skunk cabbage,
where guideposts 
of red maple,
not-quite drowned,
wait for the chisel 
of the architect-engineer
 in his glossy brown
beaver coat.



This is an original watercolor, ink, and acrylic drawing on professional quality paper stock, approximately 4.5" x 4.5".

Saturday, August 11, 2018

FrOGS


Meandering stream
bordered by watery alcoves 
of cool shade
under heart leaves
sentient bubbles 
of amphibian eyes
spy.

know this sanctuary
of the soul
guard and celebrate
this heavenly earth.


This is an original watercolor, ink, and acrylic drawing on professional quality paper stock, approximately 4.5" x 4.5".

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Pickerelweed


pickerelweed, lanceleaf, heartleaf, 
steam side shelter to
frogs, snails, turtles, 
and of course pickerel,
suspended in cool shadows
 waiting to taste tiny swimmers.


This is an original watercolor, ink, and acrylic drawing on professional quality paper stock, approximately 4.5" x 4.5".

Spatterdock


yellow pond lily,
spatterdock, cowlily, brandy-bottle, 
common names for an alien flower
of toybox yellow
a plastic knob on a rubber rod,
pond's eye,
for sequestered mud turtles
a periscope.


This is a watercolor, ink and acrylic drawing on professional quality paper stock, approximately 4" x 5".

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Rose of Sharon

This is my artists meditation 
on the Rose of Sharon and Painters Pallet 
that grew in my Connecticut garden,

a flower from a Hong Kong Orchid Tree,

Pomegranates (the most Cubist of fruits),

and my sweet little "Bee Box",
a small ring box of turned wood 
with a gold bee stamped on its lid.


These four original watercolor drawings are done on professional quality card stock, which has been folded into a 5" x 7" greeting card. The blank card, signed by the artist (yours truly) and matching envelope are available for sale through EBay.








Sunday, July 15, 2018

Little Horse Trail Below Chicken Point

Finally made it back to Sedona, and celebrated by purchasing an America the Beautiful Senior Lifetime Pass.

The Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center, where the pass was purchased, is just up the road from Little Horse Trailhead, and easy walk that leads to the foot of Chicken Point, 
a popular Pink Jeep destination. 

My ticket to the Great Outdoors.

 "Little Horse Trail Below Chicken Point" 
is an 8" x 10" acrylic painting on panel.



Saturday, July 14, 2018

Making Headway


Months later, in a house in Phoenix, the Arizona room is converted into an art studio. One last improvement needed before it can be used: air conditioning. Until then, the office doubles as a studio.