art & design

Cat Food Time

Color and composition study in narrative painting with a violet and yellow complementary color scheme. Here I experimented with glazing medium, blending, and representing overlapping shadows.


Color and composition study in narrative painting with a red-violet and yellow-green complementary color scheme.


Here I tried to capture the warm light of the low sun in Alaska in December. Color and composition study in narrative painting with a blue-violet and yellow-orange complementary color scheme.

Quick Sketching Game

A friend of a friend recently hosted a sketching game over Zoom. It was a blast! The genius of this game is in its simplicity and flexibility. And in contrast to many activities that are being adapted to remote applications right now, it’s also perfectly set up for remote participation. Pandemic approved! The format is …

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Baby Lemons

We’ve owned citrus trees for three or four years now, and for the first time ever (!) we have grown some teeny tiny baby lemons! YAAAAY. Sure, they might have blown off in a storm before they had a chance to mature. And sure, they might have been too tiny to get much juice out …

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Snake Sketch to Digital Pattern

Summer goal #342: learn to create a repeating surface pattern. Check! I followed this Skillshare course: Painting for Pattern Design: Create Botanical Patterns with Gouache & Photoshop by Angela Mckay, Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator. I made my life a little harder by having so many overlapping elements, but I love the way it turned …

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