Thursday, August 30, 2012

right hand,greyhound

is listening to B. potting plants.
Dori's tail to left...

I am painting a mermaid's
right hand.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Isaac 2012

Windy before the rains begin.
Dazzling sun. Rolling water.
The little bronze faun
has been way under water in Wilma
but never budges.

Quiet Key West.
Famous Duval Street
before Tropical Storm Isaac.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

IF: "tall" an elephant's ball?

We are watching
TS Isaac.
We live by the 2AM Monday point,
when the storm should just be hurricane strength.

Our living room is full of outdoor furniture
and the gallery is buttoned up tonight.
A forced mini-vacation.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tulip's gettin' Crafty!

the rare Tahitian Pearl Dog
fallen fronds at her Craft Class.
Some are 9 feet long...

Stuff she made this morning.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

swimming lessons.
Corel Painter

Monday, August 20, 2012

Teacher IF,digital,learning,reading

is the word.
She has absorbed all sorts of knowledge,
in a MONTY Python sort of way.
She presents it to her students
in an entertaining and engaging way.

Corel Painter 12

Green Anole

One of my first friends in the Keys.
Corel Painter.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


An elegant pair of cormorants 
have distinctive silhouettes.
Corel Painter dry-ink and scratchboard.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Little fisher...

Our busy fisherman
sits on the little lamp by the water.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bats again...

I miss the bats that first patrolled our yard
and kept check on the mosquito population.
After their eviction there are new predators: swarms of little dragonflies.
Very dainty and busy, they in turn are a food source for acrobatic
swallows that pass too
close to the windshield as we drive on Sugarloaf.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

IF: Two 'fros

Illustration Friday's
word-o-the-week is
'Couldn't resist a quick, past tense
pun in Corel Painter.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Unwrapping frames from

This one greeted me...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

on a Brit' jag now.
We're watching older PBS
docu-dramas and
travelogs of great English houses.

I've been playing with glass enamels
and decided to make up
some architectural forms
on Wedgewood blue backgrounds.

I painted 8 of them....

The enamel lines are thick.
You don't notice the quality by the time the 
(BIG) glasses are drained.

The flower form goes with
some antique plates, also English,
which are painted with fine designs.
They must have used mouse whiskers!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New bat....
Corel Painter.
Won't be using this in B.'s book
but fun to draw.