Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Little birds

iPhone photo, ducklings, Lake Arbor, Arvada, Colorado, May 12, 2015.

gosling, Arbor Lake, Arvada, Colorado, May 11, 2015.

iPhone video (27sec,) goslings, Lake Arbor, Arvada, Colorado, May 12, 2015.

Contrary to popular belief this isn't a little bird it's a backhoe at work.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Out for a spin

I took the motorcycle out for a spin this morning. I took Hwy 93 through Boulder to Hwy 66 east of Lyons then traveled east past Longmont to US85 at Platteville. I went south to Fort Lupton then west on Hwy 52 through Dacono to Hwy 118 at Niwot and rejoined Hwy 93 in Boulder. I stopped for lunch at the Sonic Drive Inn in Westminster and got gas across the street. It was a pleasant 120 mile ride. There were a lot of bicyclists on the highways today.

Friday, May 01, 2015

To art or not to art

Draw and paint from a photo.

Oh, it's not that bad.

Photo of Longs peak and Boulder flatirons from Standley Lake.

A value (light/dark/grays) sketch I made while there.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado.

Blue Herons on nest, Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado, March 31, 2015.
Blue Herons on nest

Great Horned Owl with chicks, Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado, March 31, 2015.
Great Horned Owl nest

3 Turtles on a log, Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado, March 31, 2015.
3 Turtles on a log

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Colorado Saint Vrain State Park

Bald Eagle at Colorado Saint Vrain State Park.
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Got Geese? Canada Geese that is.
Canada geese

Longs Peak as seen from Colorado Saint Vrain State Park.
Longs Peak

Friday, March 20, 2015

Snow on the mountain

Lake Arbor, Arvada, Colorado.

Longs Peak
Standley Lake, Boulder Flat Irons, Longs Peak, Westminster, Colorado, iPhone.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cat approved still life stage

The Still Life Stage that I ordered from Connie Nobbe Fine Art arrived today. It took longer to read the 4 step directions than it took to set up (about 1 minute.)

The cat approves but requested I move it upstairs to the studio. I'm out of excuses now; it's time to get creative.

Monday, March 02, 2015

To whom it may concern

We've had quite a bit of snow along the Colorado front range this past month. Denver recorded 22.2 inches of snow in February breaking the record last set in 1912. We've stayed in the double digit temperatures (20&30's) for most of February but they are calling for single digit temperatures later this week.

I haven't done much of anything productive so far this year. I haven't taken any stunning photos or taken any trips. I have been trying to get back into painting and drawing but have trouble sticking with it. I have been watching a lot of painting & drawing 'How to' videos.

I had to take the cat to the vet a couple of times this year. He developed a couple of red sores around his neck and under his chin. It turns out that he scratched himself. The vet thinks he has a seasonal allergy. After an injection of steroids and an inject of antibiotics he's all well again. They also put some rubber tips, called 'Soft Paws', on his claws.

I've been staying home quite a bit simply because I don't like to go out when it's cold or slippery outside. I'm looking forward to it warming up enough to make it comfortable outside (not too cold & not too hot.) Maybe then I'll put on my French artist cap and go outside and make art.