Faber-Castell Polychromos are by far the best colored pencils I have used. They are available in a set of 120 pencils which provides an amazing range of colors. They are wonderful for creating detailed, realistic drawings. With the right paper, you can add many layers of colors and build up depth in your drawing. They […]

Lascaux cave painting

Lascaux cave art

The paintings in the caves at Lascaux, France, allow us a glimpse of the lives, daily activity, and ritual of our early ancestors. The collection of paintings seems to convey, through its dark story-telling passages, anectdotal information about how early humans perceived themselves both in nature and apart, physically and spiritually. The cave at Lascaux

2023, cats, color, pencil


I’m working on a series of cat drawings using colored pencil. Midi, Tom’s beautiful cat black, posed for this portrait. Interesting how many colors appear in the black fur in various light situations.

Dahlia painting
2022, in progress, nature, oils, painting, plant

Flower painting

First pass at a brilliant yellow dahlia flower. Using India yellow, cad red, ultramarine, and some cad yellow light, sap green. The composition ended up off the canvas. Need to work it out better on paper, next time. According to Wikipedia, Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico and

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