Sunday, September 16, 2018

Beach Rose

No one loves the New England shoreline
as much as Rosa Rugosa does - 
loves the sun and wind, the sand between it's toes, 
but more so
the inclement fogs, fresh rains and snow,
and the long dark nights 
under cold starlight,
with the sound of salt water
lapping on a stony shore,
underlined by the smell
of drying Rockweed.

This is a 4.5" x 5" watercolor drawing on professional grade card stock.


Standing Cottontail
wary and alert
will literally turn tail
toward predator eyes, 
a bait of white fluff
nothing to fill a belly.

This is a 4" x 4" watercolor drawing on professional grade paper.

Red-Eared Slider

is a philosophy embodied: 
Contain Oneself
Be Observant
Let the World Unfold Around You
Make No False Moves

This is a 3.5" x 5.5" watercolor drawing on professional grade stock.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Agave Parryi

Century Plant,
at home on Wilson Mountain 
high above Sedona.

This is a 5" x 7" watercolor drawing on professional grade card stock.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Sleeping Angel

The statue of an angelic cherub
sleeping in the garden on Cottonwood Trail
a gift from a previous resident. 

A sketch of a furry friend 
who now sleeps with the angels.

Tiny wildflowers on a doorstep,
a light touch of earthly grace.

Three vignettes on one card.

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


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

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, 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".


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.