Winter scenes

A couple of winter scenes of barns along highway 36 in Missouri. Along a familiar route: Watercolor Somewhere along highway 36: Watercolor

A Shadow of Former Glory

My first watercolor for 2019. An old farmhouse in the hills southwest of Delphos, Kansas. The photos below show the house 100 years or so ago and the sad state it is in now.

New Stuff

I haven't posted anything in a while. Been working on speeding up my work and I have become more and more interested in Plein Air painting, as is everyone. Nothing like jumping onto a trend. I'm looking at the long game. Something to do in retirement in a few years. I have seen some benefits …

Put a dog in it

I've used dogs as subject matter in many of my illustrations. It wasn't a deliberate decision, I just noticed that they were showing up frequently. Growing up in rural Kansas, on a farm, dogs were just natural companions. They kept things under control with all the wildlife that came out at night. We raised sheep …

Indian Lookout

There is a rock formation about five miles south of Delphos, Kansas that has been a local feature and tourist destination since the settlers arrived in the 1870's. Of course the Indians of the area knew about it and used it as a lookout over the valley. Hence the name. It is a relative high …

The demo birds

I am going to use the blog feature on this site as a means to include detail about my illustrations. I have already blogged two short posts about couple of recent pieces. This post is about the little watercolor birds you'll see on this site. They are the result of in-class watercolor demonstrations in my …