Windmills

02-21-20  A friend of mine, Cactus, was in Amsterdam and sent me the following picture of windmills on the coast -- it reminded me so much of Donald Evans my hero  ( see the tab on this website -->  Stamp Art ) and here is a page of Donald's windmill paintings

By |2020-02-21T19:57:11-08:00February 21st, 2020|Blog|

New Painting up

2-02-20  Cool date !  Anyway here is the new painting from the Islands.  As I mentioned in my Instagram post --- it is a tragic but beautiful story.  Find it under the Paintings tab @  Skookum - Van Gogh........

By |2020-02-01T23:26:26-08:00February 1st, 2020|Blog|

Friday Harbor

01-27-20  My wife and I went to Friday Harbor last week to relax for a few days and give me a chance to do some research for a memorial painting of a patient of mine.  Washington State has a system of ferries that get you there....at sunset time they make for a spectacular ride.  Friday [...]

By |2020-01-27T20:38:14-08:00January 27th, 2020|Blog|

Book Recommendation

    Wonderful book this one.  Its ~ 280 pages taking each color of an artist's palette and going thru the history of how the color came to be & notable events relating to the color over history.  Very readable especially for those who find color --> of the the greatest pleasures in life.   [...]

By |2020-01-20T14:32:51-08:00January 20th, 2020|Blog|

Airborne

1-3-20  Here is the other new one.  My friend Peter may be headed to Australia ( where he grew up ) later this winter which of a course is summer down there......very generous guy and he may be willing to take it with him...

By |2020-01-03T12:00:52-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Blog|

Another Camino painting

1-2-20  Happy New Year everyone !  My friend Beth took several pigeons on her Camino pilgrimage this summer.  The is one that I did not get done in time before she left --- so recently I finished it up.  Unusual angle, but its a pilgrim in blue jeans sitting down with their sock rolled down [...]

By |2020-01-02T20:02:40-08:00January 2nd, 2020|Blog|

Two new pigeons

12-23-19  just finished up 2 pigeons, one I had started for the Camino and one of surfing for Ahzz.  Pictures soon..... Merry Christmas and Best of the Season everyone......

By |2019-12-23T21:38:24-08:00December 23rd, 2019|Blog|

Dominos

12-9-19  Haven't done much painting recently because of traveling and now all the holiday preparations.  Hopefully soon.  Here is a picture of another one of my artforms -- dominoes.  My family and I go to a lake up in the mountains every summer.  The resort has a woodshop they let me use and so I [...]

By |2019-12-09T13:52:54-08:00December 9th, 2019|Blog|

A Chapter From Chatwin

12-7-19  Here is a small paragraph from the chapter about Donald Evans in Chatwin's book: IN February 1972, he packed his watercolours and a stack of perforated papers and flew to Holland where a friend had rented a cottage ' behind the dike ' ( Achterdijk ) near a village not far from Utrecht.  Immediately [...]

By |2019-12-07T19:02:48-08:00December 7th, 2019|Blog|

Bruce Chatwin, Travel Writer

11-25-19  If you get a chance hunt up a copy of Bruce Chatwin's book  What Am I Doing Here. He has a chapter in there reviewing Eisenhart's book I mentioned in my chapter on Stamp Art i.e  The World of Donald Evans.  My copy puts it at page 263.  Very nicely written.  Wonderful to read [...]

By |2019-11-25T13:23:04-08:00November 25th, 2019|Blog|