Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunshine at Ward Lake

Taken with my iPod Touch.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Winter Tree

We've had some snow lately, I went for a hike yesterday and photographed this scene.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Julia Kay's Portrait Party

Javier Luengo, done with neopastels on an old canvas, for Julia Kay's Portrait Party.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Icy Pond

A Tree trunk pokes up through an icy pond. Done on my iPad with the app Inspire and Art Set.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Doggy

Drawn from a picture on Julia Kay's Portrait party, pencil on paper, then photoshopped over the real dog.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Oil Pastel Lemon

Done on a gessoed postcard with

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Done for fun on my iPad with the app Drawing Pad.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Veterok/Elina done on Canvas Paper with neopastels, the bottom one was gone over with linseed oil and scratched for fun and exasperation.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

View of Pensacola Beach, Florida

I was recently in Pensacola, Florida for a JKPP meetup.  The beaches are wonderful, long white sand beaches.  I had a good time leaving dark, rainy, Alaska, to walk along the beautiful beach.  I took this picture of a ball of something that washed in and tweaked it with the app ShockMyPic.  The water was also warm enough to swim in comfortably.  Heaven!

Julia Kay'sPortrait Party

Toothypegs and her boxer dog.
Done on my iPod with the app, Brushes and tweaked in Photoshop.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Julia Kay's Portrait Party

This is Sallysnail1, a fellow JKPP artist, done with phony Neopastels, on canvas paper.  I ordered the Neopastels over Amazon, they were a much better price than I expected, and I got what I paid for, the knock offs look amazingly real in
everything but the quality.  They crumble and break, nothing at all like the real thing.  That will teach me that if it's too good to be true, as the saying goes.....

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Rainbird Trail

One of the trails that is very close to
 the center of town.
It is on a steep mountain side.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

WIP Icelandic Ponies

Don't know if I'm making it worse or better, but I know I'm getting bored with it :D.

Construction paper with acrylics.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

ForStudio Atelier

Colorado Gold, done on construction paper with pastels.  I have just driven through British Columbia and all their Poplar, Alder, and deciduous trees were brilliant yellow also, so this photograph really spoke to me.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Some Grass

Done awhile ago on canvas paper with neopastels, then scratched out today and modified.

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party

Fellow flickr artist, Amy Huddleston. Done on canvas paper with acrylics and neopastels.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fishing Off The Bridge

Anglers can rent poles and fish for salmon off a bridge that crosses Ketchikan Creek.  They have very good luck.  This is a photograph I took of the lines going into the water.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Old Timer

This tree is almost at the top of our Deer Mountain. Standing there exposed to all the weather.  I can't imagine what it has seen come and go in its time.

Friday, September 7, 2012

An Old Stump

A stump in the forest, done on my iPad with the application Brushes.

I hate having to get used to this new "stream-lined" blogger.  Why is Google always screwing around with their product?  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party

Eric Francis, a JKPP fellow artist, done on paper with Neopastels.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party

Fellow Julia Kay Portrait Party Artist Mike Ryon, known as Flynryon. Done on my iPad with the app Art Set.

Monday, August 20, 2012

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party

A fellow Julia Kay Portrait Party artist. First I drew it on construction paper with a Pitt Pen, then photographed it and transferred it to my iPad and colored it in the app, Brushes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Unripe Salmon Berries

These were done with neocrayons on construction paper from a photo I took while hiking. They are of some Salmon berries that are not quite ripe. The bushes were blue, and several different colors of green, it was a really pretty picture out in nature.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Deer Mountain

Painted with acrylics on canvas paper in the style of one of my favorite artists, Emily Carr. Not that I can begin to do her style justice, but I like to try...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Katmai Brown Bear

This was drawn from a screen shot I took off the web cam on the link in my title. It is really neat to see the bears, or bear standing in the river in Katmai National Park, trying to grab spawning salmon for a meal. I start feeling sorry for the bears when it seems like they go for so long without getting any.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party

Done on a gessoed collage with Neocrayons and Pitt Pen.

Fun iPad Horsey

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party, Margarita Garcia Perez. A great artist, and mother of four young children. Done with Zen Brush on my iPad and then worked in Photoshop.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party

Hullbill23, for Julia Kay's Portrait Party, done on paper with acrylics and pen.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party

JKPP artist calling himself Kokopellikevin, done on my iPad with the app Art Set.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party, done with Neocrayons, Pitt Pen, and acrylic paints, over a previously painted abandoned painting. An artist that calls himself Scr1bbl3r.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Finished Sunflower

Acrylic on gallery wrapped 6x6 canvas.

Gulfoss Waterfall in Iceland

This is the mighty Gulfoss waterfall in Iceland. A major tourist attraction. Rendered in my HDR app in my iPod.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Work in Progress

A sunflower in progress.

My Bicycle

I love my bike <3. It's a Dahon foldable bike and goes anywhere.

My daughter

I'm leaving on a trip tomorrow and taking a sketchpad. As I was looking through it I came upon this sketch I made of my daughter in 1996. Done with markers and a micron pen.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Found in a Tree

I was hiking yesterday and saw this Fairy sitting in the tree.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Reworked Bear

I think I'm finally finished with this thing.
At least it's going in the shop so I don't have
to look at it anymore.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Two Maebes

This is Maebe, a little dog that goes hiking with me. Done with oil pastels, and photoshop.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Denali Grizzly

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Very low resolution due to not uploading anything higher.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Steel Siding on an Old Cannery

Taken with my iPod Touch and worked in HDR app.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Digital Taff

This is the same spaniel, done on my iPad with the program Art Rage.

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Spaniel named Taff

This cute dog belongs to a fellow JKPP member who calls himself Taff's Dad. Done with oil pastels.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Done for fun, on construction paper with neocrayons.

For Julia Kay's Portrait Party

A Julia Kay portrait party artist named Julie Blaquié, done with neocrayons and smeared with olive oil, could possibly be incorporated in a salad :D.