What’s happening at Pen Ink and Paint


The last couple of weeks have been busy, a weekend birthday party for Tricia, a weekend of friends and food, planning for France, and yes, a bit of sketching and painting along the way. Here are a few samples A few Travelsketch style An Acrylic, 9×14 on panel – it is for sale. And of…

What I learned about sketching from birds


Most of us have something that intimidates us when we think of doing a sketch. Some fear buildings because of perspective issues, others its people and faces, for me it is (was) birds. Past attempts were usually disappointing. Thanks to Lyanda Lynn Haupt the author of Crow Planet, and Nature Together in Mukilteo, WA, I…

Hunting in Puget Sound


The tide was lower than normal yesterday, exposing green rocks and providing a rich hunting ground in the shallow water for the local herons. A clear cerulean blue sky changed the often gray green water to a deep blue. Watching a heron hunt is a lesson in patience, standing completly still for minutes at a…

A Crow in Yellowstone


Continuing to relive past trips by sketching them in the present. This was a great time in Yellowstone National Park.

A bird in Lyon


We found this little guy perched on a planter as we were walking in Old Town Lyon, France.