It’s been a while since I posted a portrait (or anything else). I’ve got quite the backlog of portraits to show. Let’s start with one of my favorites. This is Hobee. Not much to say about this happy fella, except that I really like the way the bright blue background sets off the orangey tone of his head. I added some electric orange tones on his cheeks that create a nice glowing effect, making the …
On Tractor Chains, Snowstorms, and a Thorny Question of Time
Time is different when you’re retired. It slows down. But you know what doesn’t slow down? Snowstorms.
Enjoy The Scenery, But Keep An Eye Out For Killer Chipmunks
Our trip to Glacier National Park, in which I struggle under the weight of two sleeping dogs and almost succumb to a killer chipmunk.
Peoples! I Do Peoples Too!
A very challenging portrait that took a long time to get right.
Thinking of Boris
My yearly tribute to Boris, our big black Mastador who passed in 2019, this time featuring a new graphite portrait of the big guy.
I Never Knew I Could Run So Fast In My Underwear
About 1:30 in the morning I’m awakened to the sound of big floppy ears swatting the side of my dog’s head. Even asleep, my ears are finely tuned to certain sounds, like gunshots, thunder, puking dogs, Salma Hayek’s sultry voice (never happened, but I’m ready if it does) and, in this case, Hudson’s shaking head. It’s HudsonSpeak for “Take me out to pee, Hooman.” Being well into my sixty-first year, and possessing a prostate of …
Going to Montana
My trip began with a gambling spirit, and ended with a deep appreciation of history.
It is halfway through year 2 KFE (Kung Flu Era), and many people appear to have moved on with their lives, and that’s good. But if you think it’s over, you’ve got another thing coming. Most of us would sure like to see the world return to pre-Kung times, but that toothpaste has already been squeezed out of the tube and it ain’t going back. The power accrued by Big Tech, Big Media, Big Government …