21 November 2012

Caliente free range

Prismacolor©  pencils in sketchbook
On the way to Walker Basin, off the 58, between General Beale Highway and Bodfish, lies the off-road territory of Caliente.  The geography consists of untamed spectacular pine peaks, death defying cliffs and tight old growth Oak canyons where the cattle are free range, i.e.; no fences, very much at home wherever they feel like hanging out in any particular season of the year, day or night.  Its rather like a safari park, they wander across the sole road, the rare vehicle completely out of context, but should you happen to be out exploring, they will saunter right up and ask you, with gentle Cow curiosity, who are you?

11 November 2012

NE Workshop

NE Workshop as seen from kitchen window

I keep coming across works that were never displayed here, living in my portfolio unseen.  Now is as good a time as any to share them.  (Either that or they were left out of the recent gallery revision, another likely possibility.)  This one is California, Fall 04.  You can tell its Fall by the pattern of leafless Oak branches.  It always caught my eye while washing dishes.  Art is everywhere.

18" x 24" watercolor inks on Arches

07 November 2012

Iona Jade making pancakes

Iona Jade making pancakes

I was the fortunate recipient of this photograph four years ago, this very month.  You can tell from this one photo alone, choosing and celebrating life is written all over her being as she is an angel daughter of Jah though the blessed vessel of Susana.

link for this post:  Iona chooses to stay

This is what is really good about the internet, for all its frivolous absurdity, we can watch a beautiful South African child grow up and love her as if she was our own.

06 November 2012

Miner's Lettuce on River Rock

transparent watercolor on Arches

Loves shade, especially abundant at the base of old growth trees.
Mowed down as weeds in grass.
Ground critters favorite.

River Rock, the psychedelic stepping stone.

Spa in Heaven

tub in space time continuum, 14" x 20" watercolor inks on Arches

Taking a bath in July at the painted cabin you built for just such moments.  Soundtrack of Raven and Hawk on the wing, warm summer breeze caressing your skin, trustworthy food in the larder, acoustic guitar, bamboo wind chimes and pan pipes.