Category Archives: Flowers

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 … Continue reading

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Sketching in action


In my workshops I teach sketchers to paint shapes first then do the ink, that is because many new sketchers struggle to overcome the insecurity of “getting the lines right.” In reality I most often start with ink and then … Continue reading

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Nature Sketching vs. Botanical Illustrations,o


Elisa is a friend of mine, the daughter-in-law of my friend Tim. She is one of those artists whose work leaves me speechless. Elisa does botanical illustrations, a specific form of art not for the weak of heart. Botanical Illustrations … Continue reading

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Mornings at Mukilteo Beach


The last two mornings I went early to Mukilteo Beach, here is the result

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It’s spring


It’s spring and a young (old) man’s fancy turns to cherry trees! Acrylic on 12×14″ canvas

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Scotland, days 3 & 4


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Flowers on the deck


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Tomatoes on the deck


The Sungold Cherry tomatoes are getting ripe.

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Friday near Mt Tabor, Portland, OR


Arrived for a weekend with friends in Portland, a warm 97F, sat on patio and painted while waiting for them to return. A perfect start. Watercolor and ink, 5×8

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A Last painting in Waikiki


Realized this morning that this quick trip is possibly my last trip to Hawaii. For 30 years I have come here frequently for both business and pleasure, but there are so many other places to travel that I might not … Continue reading

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