Dreaming of mud & mosquitoes

If that dream's not for you, don't worry, I'll go out for you! Spring means looking forward to more outdoor activities. For a teaser,...

Small Paintings Holiday Sale

On the December 10 - 11 weekend, 9 AM to 5 PM, FernWood Studio will join 7 other artists at Donna Trent's Studio in Gig Harbor for a...

The gift of remembrance

One of my favorite, if bittersweet, jobs is to paint small memorial portraits for clients of a local veterinary clinic (Rocky Bay Equine)...

Good News

Seven paintings from the Tidescapes show found new homes, thank you collectors! Yesterday rumor has it (from a reputable source) that my...

Supporting a Dream

I can't say that I really know Christine, but we have a connection. Sure, our paths cross in friends we both know and in a love for...

Tidescapes Show is Up

Twenty paintings are hung and ready for your viewing pleasure on the Kimball Gallery guest artist wall. This coffee shop/eatery/art...

Showtime (almost)!

New paintings going up at the Kimball Gallery coffee shop on Kimball Drive in Gig Harbor. I call the show Tidescapes, it will feature...

Accepted!

I'm happy to report that these two paintings, Spirit Bear and Salt Marsh, have been accepted into the 2016 Peninsula Art League open...

Interview for Chronicle of the Horse

Whoohoo! I recently furnished illustrations for the classic horse magazine, The Chronicle of the Horse. I used to hover over it's pages...

Composite Portrait to Honor a Champion

Here is the published painting (see sketch from previous blog post) honoring Kim Allen's "Supreme Champion" versatility award in the...

Preliminary Sketch

Sketching for illustration projects is a way to get ideas down to work on them within the constraints of the particular job. It's kind...

Natural Science Illustration

I attended the fledgeling natural science illustration graduate course at UC Santa Cruz way back in 1992. It was one of very few in the...

Documenting Change

In 2010 I self published a book about my artist residency in Gates of the Arctic National park. You can read the whole thing online HERE....

NoteSketch BookJournal

“there's still nothing better than pen and paper” “unfiltered” My notebook isn't precious; it's a workhorse. I prefer loose sheets of...

Blue Skies

Craving some blue so I painted a sky window. Cheers!

Hello Kitty

Lately my sketch book studies have been mostly individual small paintings. This one looks a lot like a sketch book page and the "paint...

What's in a name?

Art Journal, artists journal, sketchbook.... what's it all about? These terms have different connotations; "altered book" where both...

Planning for a new year

Every new year I like to make an appointment and "journal" calendar from favorite photos taken over the past 12 months. This year...

Holiday Commissions

These are small (7x5") commission paintings made for two great kids who ride at North Wind Farm. My goal is to capture the gesture and I...

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