Made for Walkin'

 “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe

This digital drawing is... you know what? I have no clue what the size is, but I used my finger on my iPhone. So there's that.


“It's only a car.” - Tom Magliozzi

This drawing is pen & pencil on 11" x 8.5" paper...

and this sketch is graphite & colored pencil on 8.5" x 5.5" toned tan paper.

New Tires

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.”
- Bill Moyers

I seem to be on a cars/driving theme this week. This drawing is pen & pencil on 11" x 8.5" paper.


"What good is creativity if you can't churn it out?" That was a quote hanging in an art director's cubicle where I once worked. It was silly, but it was 100% spot on. You can't be creative without creating... something.

I'm not going to bore you with the "oh, I'm still here making art" promise I made before, but I am going to try will be painting more. Starting this weekend. But like exercise, it's a lapsed habit I want to will correct.

Part of that habit will come in the form of sharing work like this...

... and this.

I want to thank all of you for sticking around and providing encouragement. Let's rekindle this fire.

Weighing In


Shiny metal is another challenge to paint. I think I was able to capture the details of the scale while keeping the brass pig true to its color and luster. 

Trapped Brass Pig

I came up with the idea of painting a pig in a vase while waiting for a software installation to finish. I had limited time to set up since the sunlight only comes into the living room a certain way between 10 and 10:30 in the morning. The pig I originally wanted to use didn't look very good either so I chose this brass pig that was on a shelf nearby. I used a piece of MDF board for this piece because I've heard good things about it. I'm not sure I'm sold on it just yet, maybe a couple more tries will do the trick.


I committed myself to one painting per week, but there's nothing wrong with finishing two. Pedro, our Chihuahua, has one of the most expressive faces I've ever seen on a dog and I tried to capture that. This is actually the second painting I've finished of him, the first was for our perpetual calendar (below.)