Saturday, January 1, 2011


It is the first day of the new year and I am working in my new studio while I watch the Rose Parade on a tiny television. It is the perfect set-up and I like it much more than my garage. I have a view that looks out the front window to the tree-lined street of Bungalow Heaven, my son Tyler plays video games while I work, a fire burns in the fireplace at the other end of the room and a cool breeze blows in.

This painting started as a detailed pen and ink drawing. I am slowly adding watercolor in light washes and heavier multi-color applications and accenting everything with little bits of white paint. The scene doesn't really have a center of interest, instead it is a busy array of every color in my palette and looks very much like the original view.