Thursday, December 30, 2010

End Factory Farming Chicken


my attempt at
"outsider" art,
one of my favorite

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Zoraida, a fellow flickr artist

This is my 3rd

Zoraida is an
accomplished artist

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Done on iPod touch
with the app Inspire

Home Again to Ketchikan, Alaska

Home again, Ketchikan Alaska.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Timothy Schorre Artist

Done with Zen Brush
on my iPod, then tweaked
with Photoshop

Santa on the Reservation

Santa was collecting Toys for Tots on the
 reservation, when I drove through :D    

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Holiday Thought

  Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

   Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal -  health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

   So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

   Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

   Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."

   ~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~

Sunday, December 12, 2010

For The Wilderness Art Challenge Blog

Done on my iPod, using apps
Paintme, and Artist's Touch.

Julia Kay, founder of Julia Kay's Portrait Party on Flick and many other things

Julia Kay is an exceptional artist in every medium she sets her hand to.  Click on the link above to learn more about her.  I had the good fortune to meet her in person in San Francisco, she is as delightful in person, as she is in virtual reality.

This portrait was done on my iPod with the apps Paintmee, brushes, and Artist's Touch.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A fellow Flickr Artist

done with the
Quill app on my
iPod, then worked
over his photo
with Photoshop.
I think it's pretty

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Mexico Sunset

unbelievable colors!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Talked to the fellows

My camera was on the wrong setting, darn it! these guys live on the road, biking for war veterans.  I thought their story was pretty interesting.  People take care of them, I donated some money, just because....

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A fellow Flickr Artist

Done with iPod
Zen Brush App
then Photoshop

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Werner Herzog on Psychology - my feelings exactly

Psychology TodayDo you have any formal interest in psychology?
Werner Herzog: I loathe psychology as one of the major faults of our civilization nowadays. There’s something not right about this amount of introspection. I can only give you a metaphor: When you move into an apartment, you cannot start to illuminate every last corner with neon light. If there are no dark corners or hidden niches, your house becomes uninhabitable. Human beings who are trying to self-reflect and explore their innermost being to the last corner become uninhabitable people.
PTLet’s not forget that psychology isn’t just about introspection; it can shed light on other people.
Herzog: No, you can understand others by other means. By dint of compassion, you understand other people, and there is a concordance of hearts. That is something different. Move away from psychology and engage in concordance of hearts.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Found on the roadside in Crescent City, California

Done by an artist that
immigrated from
the Ukraine.His name
 is Val Polyanin.

He sells to people that
pass by in cars.
 His area is full of the
most marvelous sculptures
 and paintings.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Samora, an Iraqi Flickr Artist

Done on cardboard with water soluble oil crayons

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

First Museum Showing

This is an internet toy, so funny!
Click on the link above and put
one of your paintings in a museum.


Acrylics - from life, the cat kept moving, of course.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Recently I attended a Painting Experience Workshop

A person is supposed to reach way down inside them and paint from the inner gut.  I am not very good at doing that kind of thing, and went mainly to accompany my sister.  A person is also not supposed to post or share the paintings that they have done.  Bah to that.  I did a couple of "generic" paintings that I am going to post on this blog.  I do recommend the experience, if only to get a person painting, ie, moving one's arm with a brush in the hand.  The atmosphere is very congenial, Stewart, the facilitator is warm and friendly, and the people are, in general, lovely.  Nuff said.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A fellow Flickr Artist with her little dog

On cardboard with water soluble oil crayons.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Work in Progress

Back to Acrylics-Camargue Horses

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

For The Wilderness Art Challenge Blog

Bull Elk- oil pastels on Canvas board 8x11
I didn't like the first one at all, so I modified it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

For Studio Atelier


Oil Pastels 5" x 7"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LaCamargue Horses

Acrylic on Canvas Paper 8 1/2" x 11"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fellow Flickr Artist

sketched in a small notebook with a micron pen, then colored with water color crayons 

Monday, October 18, 2010


Acrylics, approximately 24"x 18", on water color paper

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

For The Wilderness Art Challenge Blog

done with micron pen,
acrylics and pastels.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

For Studio Atelier

Acrylic approximately 5"x7"

Monday, September 27, 2010

Two Trees

Summer has fled.  It's pouring rain and blowing
like crazy.  The dead salmon are drifting down the creek.
The seagulls are  having a great feast on them.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Black Bear with Salmon

Done on iPod with the nptr App

Thursday, September 16, 2010

For The Virtual Paintout Blogspot

I am always conflicted about doing this, finally did a drawing of a drawing on  the side of a music shop.  Done in markers, acrylic and just plain markers.
the URL is:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Some Pictures of Ketchikan from Nowhere (Gravina Island)

It was such a beautiful day yesterday, I took my bicycle on the ferry to the island our airport is on (Gravina Island) and went for a bike ride down the highway "to nowhere" that was built down the middle of it, at taxpayer's expense, for no reason that an average citizen can see.  Anyway it is a great bicycle ride and nice to see Ketchikan from a different perspective.

Friday, September 10, 2010

mostly finished Grizzly Bear

Top one is worked on more than lower one, but still missing something.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sue Hodnett and Harry

This woman lives in London, I believe. She does amazing watercolors.  I tried to "copy" one of her watercolor portraits of a fellow flickr artist, LOL, and made him end up looking like a bear.  Thankfully he was quite happy with the results.