May 17, 2010


Sorry, I have been having problems with my hands and it has been trouble to draw and type. Getting better slowly, will try again to start this rolling along.

Mar 11, 2010

Illustration Friday - Brave - 03/05/10

This is another in the 'Fred should have known' series. This for the Illustration Friday word "Brave" for 03/05/2010. p

Mar 3, 2010

Illustration Friday 01/26/10 - Perspective

Breakfast: (see artwork in the Illustrated Friday page)

From the chicken’s perspective she is a contributor to the project. However, from the pig’s perspective he is committed!

Feb 24, 2010

Illustration Friday Non Post :-)

OK, so I got lazy and didn't try one for the word this week, which was "Propagate". I promise I'll do better next week. However, click on the Illustration Friday link and take a look at some of the other artists renditions. Some of them are the hen and egg type of idea, but some push the envelope into synonyms of the word and expand their drawings on that. Very interesting!

Feb 14, 2010

Illustration Friday - Adrift 02/12/10

After being adrift for many days the Viking ship slowly emerged from the fog.

Feb 9, 2010

IF - Muddy

OK, I'm stumped. Usually I try to get a drawing together over the weekend but either I was too busy (perhaps) or just couldn't put it together (more likely). There were all sorts of ideas: mud puddles, muddy road, kids in the mud, even a bridge over the "Big Muddy" Missouri River, but nothing tripped my trigger. Plus the mouse on the MAC has died so working with the scanner is on the fritz. Oh well maybe next week. We had 4-5" of new snow in the last 24 hours, very soft and fluffy, piled up on everything like mounds of whipped cream, very pretty. This on top of the 7-9" of ice and snow from the week before - which was on top of the 6-7" of ice and snow from 10 days before that. Roads a bit messy here in hill country but it will be gone in a week or so as early spring temps start ramping up and the Daffodils/Dogwood start blooming in early Mar. Looking forward to it for sure.

Feb 1, 2010

Artist's Registry

I've added in a link to the largest registry of artist in NW Arkansas. Many of these artists live and work in Eureka Springs Arkansas. As you will see, every possible medium and combination of mediums is represented. Needless to say when there is a showing in the area it is well attended and always a feast for the eyes and soul. I'd especially like to call your attention to the paintings by Zeek Taylor. His watercolors, using a unique dry brush method, are amazing. Enjoy.

Jan 31, 2010

Illustration Friday - Focused 01/29/2010

Another in the "Fred should have known" series. (See artwork now in the "Fred Should Have Known Page)

Jan 28, 2010

Illustration Friday posts continue

Posted my third effort for the Illustrated Friday web site (Clumsy). Lots of fun using their word for the week as a jumping off point. Tried a little cartoon type this time rather than a realistic style. Still trying to work out the issues with posting the pictures so they are generally the same size. This comes from having to scan the artwork onto our Mac (has the scanner attached) saving the .jpg files into Photoshop for croping, repair of small errors etc, then saving to a memory stick, carry that to the PC and then load it on the IF website. Next time I may just try to do it all on the Mac.

Jan 14, 2010

IF Post- Confined

Well, This is my first drawing up on Illustration Friday web site. The link didn't go quite as I planned but I'll get the hang of ensuring the right size of drawings are posted. The drawing has also been moved to the Illustrated Friday page above. The work for the day was Confined.

Jan 13, 2010

Crystal Bridges

I have added a link to the Crystal Bridges Museum web site. This Museum, currently under construction in NW Arkansas, will become a premier draw for this part of the US. Log on to look at the construction photos, concept drawings, and other information about this world class museum of the arts.

Jan 8, 2010


Got the scanner online so hope to have some artwork in the near future.

Jan 6, 2010

Getting started

Hello: Just learning how to do this, I'll be building this Blog over the next few weeks and hope to have it up and running with artwork by 1 Feb 2010. Thanks for stopping by.