Friday, June 26, 2009


SocMo has not WORN his orange "Back to the Future" vest in a long time.

I am about WORN out from drawing stuff this week. Why is it that you are seldom asked to draw the things that are fun for you... but you are always asked to draw the things that you struggle with? Oh, well... :0)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

cat sketch

I got lots of encouraging comments on the cat painting I posted yesterday... SOooooo I thought I would post the doodle in my sketchbook that I made the painting from.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


If you want to levitate, first you have to FOLD your legs. Then sit peacefully and meditate on something really fantastic... like say, Blue Bell Banana Pudding ice cream. You will notice that all your cares and worries just melt away, and you will be hovering gently above the ground. OMmmm.....

This is a little 9"X12" oil painting that I just finished. I like reducing animals to basic shapes and making a painting of them. This is the latest... wonder if something like this would sell somewhere?

OOPS! I just noticed that the Illustration Friday word is UNfold... well that is what you have to do after you come back down. Unfold your legs... and go scoop out a bowl of ice cream.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


I watched the CBS Sunday Morning program and saw a report about Tim Hortons. I had never heard of Tim Hortons. It seems he was an all star Toronto Maple Leaf hockey player that started making donuts in 1964, and now 45 years later has over 3,000 stores in Canada. They are thinking about expanding to the states now. As I watched the report, I had a CRAVING flung on me! Those donuts looked SO good!

If you are curious, you can see the website here. Feel free to send me a dozen if you want, I won't complain... and a cup of Tim Hortons coffee would be nice too... thanks! : )

SocMo likes to juggle donuts and eat them as they go by. Such a wackadoodle!

Monday, June 01, 2009


Sometimes you have to adapt something for a new purpose. For example, I made this little 8"x16" painting last week, and decided I wanted to share it with my Illustration Friday friends. All I had to do was adapt it to this weeks IF word, by writing something clever to go along with it. ...and Presto, here you go!

I had fun painting this. My original thought was to keep it mostly in the blue hues to make the orange dog pop out. But now I am thinking that the checkerboard ground area might be better in red and yellow... something bright to give it a little more pizazz. Too bad this is a painting and not a Photoshop piece were I could make the change with the click of a button.

Any thoughts about the colors, out there?