Monday, June 2, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008

Indian Archway

How unusual it is to find cows perambulating through the streets of New Delhi! 

Watercolour  15" x 22"

La Garderie

La "garderie" in Quebec refers to a daycare, the batissement (building) is often shared with others.
In this batissement you will find: Docteur Fortin, le dentiste, et la garderie.

Watercolour  11" x 14"

Monday, April 14, 2008

Friday Night

An accomplished woman, who can find? Her value is far beyond pearls.
Her husband's heart relies on her, and he shall lack no fortune....
King Solomon, Proverbs
Our traditional Friday night supper commences after I recite these few words to my wife.
Watercolour 12" x 16"
Happy Birthday Linda
I love you

Friday, April 11, 2008

Purple Iris

Purple Iris
Streaked with amethystine memories of the night
Health-glossed and firm are those ripe wings 
Of oriental butterflies....
from a poem by Michael Strange

Watercolour   12" x 16"

Monday, April 7, 2008

Pine Fishing Camp

Tucked away at the end of a bog creek off Lake Griffin, you may stumble upon the Pine Fishing Camp. 
Careful of the Gators and swamp marsh.
Watercolour  15" x 22"

Friday, April 4, 2008

Slide, Dada and Cool

When Linda plays my favourite piano composers I like to record her music.
I adjust the device to one of the following preferences; Slide, Dada, or Cool..., we have to wing it for Impressionists.
Four composers?
Watercolour  12" x 16"

Monday, March 31, 2008

Levers, Rollers and Keys

Levers, rollers and keys on a flute are bewildering and so I find it hypnotic when I observe my wife confidently playing her instrument.
Watercolour  10" x 14"

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Wheel Chic

Safety and speed are foremost concerns but colourful raiment builds confidence in the Sunday speedster.

Watercolour  12" x 16"

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Haven't been around much lately, but that gave no reason for the pliers to go on a tear nor the screwdrivers to act like frightened ostriches.
Watercolour  10" x 14"

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Zoe And Her Toy

Zoe loves her toys especially her duck.
Watercolour (new palette) 10" x 14"

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Skee Ball & Elephant Ears

Seems like every week they have an excuse to host a fair in town centre.
They are always colourful.
Watercolour  22" x  14"

Friday, March 14, 2008

Go Ask Alice

Been kinda of busy lately, so I got this caterpillar to pose for a quickie.
Fortunately, I had kept her number after we made contact a year ago on a photo-shoot dubbed "Go Ask Alice".
To see the photo click on the title"Go Ask Alice" above:

Watercolour   7" x 12"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dragonfly 1

Dragonflies do not make good sketching subjects, they are fidgety and nervous and cannot sit still long enough before the first wing can be drawn. 
To sketch a dragonfly it must be either 
1. Dead
2. Observed quietly from a photograph
I chose the latter and invite you to do the same by clicking on the title Dragonfly 1 above.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Rialto Theatre

The Rialto is a big attraction in town, as it shows the latest and greatest pictures. This week; Guys and Dolls, starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and Frank Sinatra.
Make sure you get there early because it does start promptly.
Watercolour  22" x 14"

Friday, March 7, 2008

L'il Tug Line

While sitting on the upper deck of a pier on a windy day I noticed poor traffic at this enterprise. The cold and wind kept the children away.
Watercolour  22" x 14"

Monday, March 3, 2008

Main Street

Strolling down Main Street one bright sunny afternoon.

Watercolour   21" x 13"

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Zoe and I motoring past the Sevilla Hotel.
Watercolour  11" x 19"

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Firehall No1

The clothing business has been a great part of my life for so many years, thus, I could not resist the urge to make a "Red Hot Sale" at my fictitious boutique "Tee 'N Tee".
In actuality, Firehall No1 is currently occupied by another retailer.
Watercolour  10" x 14"

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Spanish Hall

Spanish Hall, is another wonderful building, easy to ignore, that has been taken over by bowlers, truth is, I'm greatful it hasn't gone "parking lot".
Gotta love America. 
Watercolour   10" x 14"

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hotel & Rug Importers

Passing the back of this hotel, I noticed the signboard, Rug Importers. I thought "what a peculiar coalition".
Watercolour  12" x 16

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Car Misses Target

Watercolour 10" x 14"
oe and I were motoring about yesterday.
Suddenly Zoe screamed 

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Smythe Building

Watercolour   12" x 16"

After sketching the Smythe Building I included my brother Harvey, (he loves boats) peering through Tervis Tumbler's store, as well as a reference to my former "Dry Goods" business.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Southern Rail

I live in Lady Lake not far from a retirement village where the developers have created this fairy-tale imaginary, old western, world. The neat thing is that there are loads of original and replicated American icons and naturally lots to sketch.
The bad news is attempting to take some of these icons and put them into a context, sometimes I get it and sometimes....    That being said I am happy with my new marsh-mellow clouds                                                                                                              Watercolour  12" x 16" 

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Me and Zoe, Out for a Spin

Well, I decided to use my "Signs watercolour painting as the basis for this oil.
I confess that I struggled with the red car and "Me"!

Alas, here are the results of my Oil painting N0. 4

Oil 16"x 20"

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Home Cooking

And just when we gave up hope after dining on too many "big box" suppers, Cottage Inn was a welcome relief.
It may not be much to look at, but they sure had good food.

Watercolour   12" x 16"

Friday, February 1, 2008

Spanish Building

10" x 14"

I thought this building was sketch worthy.
As it turns out it is currently being operated as a bowling alley.
Only in America....!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Me and Zoe

Me and Zoe out for a stroll.


Grapefruit study

My 1st oil painting!



Trading Post

Seashell House
Gazebo and Oak

Orange Barn




Flower Study


Last month, I began watercolor painting and here are a few of my initial efforts....

I encourage all comments.

Grapefruit Tree