Sunday, August 18, 2013

Crater Lake

A new watercolor I did for some friends who just returned from their vacation, one stop being at this location. The photo was so beautiful I just had to watercolor it. That's the wife sitting on the stone wall.

Monday, August 12, 2013


This is my new rescue dog, Zelly. He is a Flat-coated Retriever commonly called a "Flattie".  He is the most laid back dog I've ever seen (which I understand is typical of this breed). He never gets excited and easily obeys all commands. He is WONDERFUL!!! Of course I'm not prejudiced.  I am showing a very quick watercolor of him at rest. It is also a trait of this breed that they sleep on their backs with their legs in the air (not very modest but cute). He does this quite often.

I finally have completed my watercolors to be exhibited at the Leslie Powell Gallery in Lawton, Oklahoma. There will be 22 pictures in all. Now, it is time to get back to doing some new blogs. Sorry I have been unable to post anything for some time.

The Turquoise Highway Gate, located in New Mexico between Santa Fe and Madrid on the "Turqoiuse Highway".

This gate sits in the middle of nowhere and always gets a second glance from those that pass it. It is ancient and well rusted but stands as a beautiful testimony to the abundant types of art seen throughout the area. I painted this from a picture my wife took several years ago and a different view of it will be included in my upcoming show.