Here’s a vintage sketch from 2010. I’ve been self-isolating this past week, as I’ve not been well and do not want to cough on people at work (or get coughed on).
Complete with flag suggesting placement of supplemental limb.
I love textures of all kinds. But rough textures are the best to photograph. Oblique lighting reveals all the nooks and crannies. This is a close up of a bit of skin. It could be a picture of the hide of an animal, for all its wrinkles and fur. But it is bark, the skin […]
The loquat tree in the back yard is just drooping with fruit. As soon as they are ripe, the squirrels will descend like locusts and the loquats will be gone. I worry about the branches, which are already strained with weight. Adding the weight of a couple of squirrels could be disastrous. The timing will be tricky […]
I was thumbing through a book of Paul Klee’s work and came across Little Tree Amid Shrubbery. At first it just looked like patches of color. When I looked at this piece from a distance, the bushes in the foreground came into clear focus. They were three dimensional. I still didn’t get the sky though. […]
My daughter Bethany has an idea for a book. She asked if I would like to illustrate it for her. I was delighted to accept the assignment. The first photos arrived shortly after I agreed. There is a wonderfully sinewy, slightly shaggy-barked tree in front of her house. She sent me several snaps of it […]