This week past 16 years, February 1997 – Nov 15th 2013. I have worked on this sketchbook, on and off. It was started out as a journal for my lizard. In 1997 I bought a tiny lizard from a street peddler and named it “Frog”. I continued working on the book long after I let the lizard… Read More


This week Nov 2nd – 8th, 2013 It have been a busy week, sent the “Dog Head” to The Hive Gallery in Los angeles, started nocturna (nighttime)l plein air painting, and corresponding with some great nocturna painters. I think i will paint this one, It’s kind reminds me of “red princess” (for context I’ve added “red… Read More


Ok, night two I painted in front of the CVS near my home. A slight change of palette, I added a lemon yellow, sap green, and burnt umber. That gives me seven colors! Cadmium red deep Windsor blue Cadmium yellow deep Titanium white Lemon yellow Sap green Burnt umber. The extra colors worked out great, I… Read More


I just started a new initiative to paint plein air every night, as long as it doesn’t get below 50. Below are the three reasons I have started. A quote on Banksy’s website by Paul Cézanne made me think. On the website it’s quoted as;  “All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good… Read More


Day one Night one, it was cold and fun to be out side painting again. A police officer in a cruiser stopped bye, “just to take a look”, he was very nice. I didn’t stray far, I was on foot with my bag and  board. I will be doing this as long as the weather… Read More


This is one of those things you come across and unless you see them in mass can’t truly appreciate them, please visit JUVENILE BUTT ROCKETS‘ tumblr account, it is good for the soul. I found them on a comment post from another one of my favorite blogs,  The Jealous Curator.            … Read More