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