Creating art on the big canvas and the small ones too
Pen And Ink
Many fawns are killed each spring by black bears. Brand new fawns know instinctively to lay perfectly still. They have no almost smell. If the fawn doesn’t move a muscle and the bear is up wind it my not see the little deer.
A steam traction engine hauling lumber.
Make sure the lid is tight or your bait will get away.
He looks a bit Hungry
Large Mouth Bass Study
Circa 1940’s, loggers use a two man chainsaw to fell a large Douglas-fir.
Bliss in watercolor, and pen and ink.
Three otters resting on a log.
Plein air pen and ink of a lodgepole pine cone.
Redtails Coarsgold Serrano Sizzle JH, “Ruby”
A loaded log truck heading to town.
Tasha in pen and ink. Golden retriever portrait.
American Black Bear, (Ursus americanus), the biggest predator in our woods.
California Valley Quail on sentry duty.
Canyon Live Oak acorns in pen and ink.
“Gray Fox” in pen and ink.
Skidding logs with a big wheels and a team.
The cormorants moved like poetry in the surf.
Coyote in mixed media. Done with pen and ink, and watercolor.
The Best Steam Traction Engine.
Past and Future
The belted kingfisher
Ponderosa pine cone in pen and ink.
California Ground Squirrel
Blitz, a contented retriever.
A window to the woods.
Large Mouth Bass Study 2
Roadrunner in Watercolor and, pen and ink.
The “Uncle Sam”, hauling logs in the Sierra Nevada.
Spike Buck, Columbian Blacktail Deer in pen and ink.
Hooded Merganser in pen and ink.
Giving the look!
Steam Donkey, inking is complete.
The red tail huntress with her prey
The osprey have inspired art from yours truly.
Forester’s Boot, in pen and ink.
Blitz follows her nose to the prize.
“A Forester and his Dog”‘ pen and ink.
Bo was our first Golden Retriever. He traveled with me for many years throughout the Sierra Nevada. He had visited more of the Sierras the most people will ever see.
Most old sawmills had teepee burners.
His name is Ducky. I did this pen and ink portrait as auction prize for our retriever club a few years ago.
Black Tail Deer
Otter in pen and ink.
Bear Skull in pen and ink.
Black birds feast.
A pair of Canada Geese in pen and ink.
Canada Goose Gander in pen and ink.
Marilyn Monroe in pen and ink.
California Valley Quail, Callipepla californica, in pen and ink. This is the male. The covey often has one bird acting as lookout. This one sits on a stone fence.