Creating art on the big canvas and the small ones too
Pen And Ink
Circa 1940’s, loggers use a two man chainsaw to fell a large Douglas-fir.
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.
“Gray Fox” in pen and ink.
Three otters resting on a log.
Hooded Merganser in pen and ink.
Redtails Coarsgold Serrano Sizzle JH, “Ruby”
Make sure the lid is tight or your bait will get away.
A window to the woods.
Otter in pen and ink.
His name is Ducky. I did this pen and ink portrait as auction prize for our retriever club a few years ago.
Past and Future
The cormorants moved like poetry in the surf.
Large Mouth Bass Study 2
Bliss in watercolor, and pen and ink.
“A Forester and his Dog”‘ pen and ink.
Ponderosa pine cone in pen and ink.
California Ground Squirrel
Most old sawmills had teepee burners.
Plein air pen and ink of a lodgepole pine cone.
Steam Donkey, inking is complete.
Coyote in mixed media. Done with pen and ink, and watercolor.
A loaded log truck heading to town.
Large Mouth Bass Study
Black Tail Deer
The Best Steam Traction Engine.
Forester’s Boot, in pen and ink.
A steam traction engine hauling lumber.
The “Uncle Sam”, hauling logs in the Sierra Nevada.
American Black Bear, (Ursus americanus), the biggest predator in our woods.
Spike Buck, Columbian Blacktail Deer in pen and ink.
Canyon Live Oak acorns in pen and ink.
A pair of Canada Geese in pen and ink.
Roadrunner in Watercolor and, pen and ink.
The belted kingfisher
The red tail huntress with her prey
Giving the look!
Tasha in pen and ink. Golden retriever portrait.
The osprey have inspired art from yours truly.
Canada Goose Gander in pen and ink.
He looks a bit Hungry
California Valley Quail on sentry duty.
Skidding logs with a big wheels and a team.
Blitz, a contented retriever.
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.
Marilyn Monroe in pen and ink.
Bear Skull in 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.