The Hollow Ones – Part 3 – The Dead Dance

Pinterest, in its awesomeness, sent me a series of paintings by the amazing Dan McCaw ( I believe his work is new to me and as you can imagine, I fell right into all of it! It's flowy, richly layered, fantastically expressive, and packed with stories... at least it kicked my mind into storytelling mode … Continue reading The Hollow Ones – Part 3 – The Dead Dance

Fierce Anger

I was scrolling over my Facebook feed, trying desperately not to feel like I was wasting time... I reeeeeealy was!!! I frankly have no idea what the protest was about, but I saw a familiar image of some guy yelling at another person and his face was full of righteous indignation... Feel free to interpret … Continue reading Fierce Anger

Face at the Track & The Three Amigos

In a recent drawing class, there teacher told us of an upcoming project that would have us seeing faces everywhere, in all sorts of inanimate objects. When I left class that prophecy stayed loud and clear in my mind. This morning on the way to school, I found these faces. See more at Arts M.Perron … Continue reading Face at the Track & The Three Amigos

Transformations With Life #13 – Bonsai Island on a Coral Reef

This little plant was hard to catch. It was hiding in a dry patch of a massive field of wild flowers. I'm not certain, but it might be a baby smoke bush. There are some bigger trees with similar leaves nearby, or maybe they are overgrown bushes. Anyway, they are growing wild in this field. … Continue reading Transformations With Life #13 – Bonsai Island on a Coral Reef

Transformations With Life #12 – The Island

During my walk this morning, I deviated through a buggy and bushy field. I came across this tenacious little tree growing in a dry patch. It looked like an island of life in the sea of dead grass. They it hit me that it could be even more of an island. I decided to combine … Continue reading Transformations With Life #12 – The Island

Transformations With Life #11 – A Single Thought

I found this tiny maple tree growing like a weed near my deck in the backyard. It hoped up from nowhere and seemed to have something important to say, but it had no voice. I still had one of hundreds of small shot classes I made a few years ago that felt like a perfect … Continue reading Transformations With Life #11 – A Single Thought

Myself, later On

My inspiration here was a portrait of an old man, obviously without a shirt. Perhaps to indicate a greater vulnerability. Only after putting a few lines on paper did I start feeling the familiarity. I think I was making a self-portrait as an older man. I let my mind go and my hands followed the … Continue reading Myself, later On


Could this guy be a monk, a yogi, a wizened guru, or just some old guy? Whatever and whoever he is, he looks wise. There's that added calm he emotes that gives the feeling he might be wiser than us. The photo I took of this older guy had him much farther from the lens, … Continue reading Wisdom

Backstage Routines

I was considering other titles to make there story more obvious: "Putting On My Face" or "Before The Show". This androgynous actor is backstage in front of their makeup mirror, getting ready for the big performance on stage. They have a routine that prepares them to enter the skin of the character they are playing. … Continue reading Backstage Routines

You’re Sweet

Ok, I was sort of spying on a couple next to me at the coffee shop. Not close enough to hear what they were saying, but the girl's facial expression showed she was enjoying the person siting in front of her. I chose to draw the scene at the moment she lifted her chin, smiled, … Continue reading You’re Sweet