My First Composition of 2021

This week I completed painting The Tower, which you can view here. It’s my first composition of 2021. At four feet in height (30 x 48 inches) it’s also my largest painting to date. Anyone out there familiar with the Tarot? In the description I include an...

New Studio Space

Here’s a quote from another of my favorite authors, this time the science fiction writer, Frank Herbert. “Adapt or die” is the motto of the Fremen, the nomadic tribes of the desert planet Arrakis, or Dune. Okay, on to the “Adapt or die” changes now in progress:...

Ninth Author Portrait: Ernest Hemingway

Young Ernest Hemingway In Italy 5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm) watercolor painting UPDATE: On display and for purchase at the You Can’t Quarantine Creativity exhibit, Marjorie Evans Gallery at Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California October 5...

Eighth Author Portrait: Carlos Bulosan

Portrait of Carlos Bulosan 5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm) watercolor pencil from reference UPDATE: On display and for purchase at the You Can’t Quarantine Creativity exhibit, Marjorie Evans Gallery at Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California...

Seventh Author Portrait: Jeannette Walls

Portrait of Jeannette Walls5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm)watercolor paintingI’m unable to leave a review of Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle on Amazon. I would have given this book three stars out of five, and perhaps that’s too many. To her...

Sixth Author Portrait: Steve Hauk

“Steve Hauk” 5×7 (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm) sepia conte crayon. Steve is author, playwright, film documentarian and owner of the Hauk Fine Art gallery in Pacific Grove, California. I recently read his Steinbeck: the Untold Stories. This is a collection of...

Fifth Author Portrait: Sally Mann

The photographer and writer Sally Mann 7×5 charcoal on paper This is my imagined scene of her in studio with her 8×10 view camera behind her. Earlier this year I read her memoir with photographs Hold Still. She has a very lyrical style of writing with an...

Fourth Author Portrait: Cormac McCarthy

Portrait of Cormac McCarthy7x5 watercolor, watercolor pencil Author of The Road, a dystopian novel of a father and young son attempting to survive a grueling trek through America after a global environmental disaster has reduced many humans to the basest and brutal...

Black Lives Matter: Justice for George Floyd

This is a 5×7 portrait in watercolor of a human being. His name is George Floyd. Since I was fifteen (now sixty-six years older) I’ve dedicated my entire creative life towards social justice. I haven’t always succeeded. Every portrait I’ve ever...

3rd Author Portrait: Margaret Atwood

  5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm) watercolor painting over graphite drawing I referenced Alasdair McLellan’s portrait photo and painted behind Atwood’s image a handmaid similar to those in the Hulu series. As I’m writing my memoir, I’m...