And then there’s the dog of a different stripe.  Meet Pebbles.  A friend who mothers this cute little ragamuffin commissioned this image of her pet.

Pebbles. Original iPad Painting. 1:1 aspect ratio. 2017.

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My brother has a gorgeous Labrador, who is about as majestic as the recumbent lion in the last post.  I couldn’t resist rendering Regal CJ on the iPad.  I did this on the long flight from Los Angeles to Japan a couple of months ago.  Couldn’t sleep so I figured I’d do something productive instead.

CJ. Original iPad Painting. 1:1 aspect ratio. 2017.

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 It’s Giving Tuesday!  I’ve given to the Ohr and hope you will too!

For those who haven’t heard of this relatively new movement, it’s a day focused on charitable giving, coinciding with the season of thanksgiving.  One of my main charities is Biloxi, Mississippi’s Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, which Dad supported with the sweat of his brow (and, yes, coins) for more than a decade.  The Ohr provides an array of arts-focused education to children, as well as adults in the community.  And its exhibits and architecture uniquely enrich the Gulf Coast.  Please consider contributing today!  Thanks!

 

 

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I like to paint and draw sculptures, castings, molds and the like. It lets me focus on form and value without the distraction and mystique of glorious color. This majestic Italian lion from the BMA sculpture garden was great fun to paint.

painting of a stone lion sculpture displayed at Baltimore Museum of Art

Italian Lion, Baltimore Museum of Art. Original iPad Painting. 1:1 aspect ratio. 2017.

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My husband planted some red hibiscus plants in our garden.  We’ve enjoyed the resulting drama all summer long.  And after spending a bit of time with my stylus and ipad, we can now enjoy the drama all winter long. . . .

Red Hibiscus. Original iPad Painting. 1:1 aspect ratio. 2017.

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I’ve always loved the blue agapanthus.  The last time we were out in Oakland visiting our son and his family, I spied this one in the street median.  I snagged some of its seed pods and this image.  It’s a bit rough, but I like it anyway.

Agapanthus. Original iPad Painting. 1:1 aspect ratio. 2017.

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father and son walking on beach

Father and Son at the Beach. Original iPad Painting. 4:5 aspect ratio. 2017.

And another father-son in the water!  What’s sweeter to behold than a parent and child at play?

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