Throw Dog: Background and Foreground

“Throw Dog” was selected to be among the top 100 by jurors at the Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit.

Exhibition opening: Palo Alto Art Center, Aug. 7, 2015, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

I’m honored one of my submissions was selected. I’m planning to attend the opening and stick around for the two-day summit. Hope to see you there!

July 29th is John F. Appreciation Day

Any friend of my wife’s family is a friend of mine; but John F. Is different: John F. visits my blog via Facebook practically every time I post something; plus, he almost always likes it! He’s’s most frequent flyer!

I hope he won’t mind that my rendition of him is only a rough approximation. I also hope he doesn’t mind that I expropriated a photo of him from his own Facebook page…and that I cropped out his buddy, my favorite uncle-in-law, Jack A..

So, I’d like to wish everyone at a Happy John F. Appreciation Day, especially John F., himself. Thank you, John F. for visiting and for the enduring encouragement!

Click here for the accelerated, 40-second progress video. It’s all practice; so, if you have any technical advice, feel free to leave a comment in the space provided.



July 29 John F appreciation day



Cowboy with Ball in the Grass

Yesterday’s post attracted the attention of a few dog lover bloggers, probably the #dog tag … :-). I’ve had a dog-on dog on my mind and at my side all day long, so earlier this afternoon I asked Annyth if she had a good picture of our Belgian Tervuren, Cowboy. She sent several. I chose this one because of his eyes.


This is a digital, freehand, side-by-side, iPad drawing using a reference photo and a Sty-HD stylus.

George Hicks Fancher Obelisk T-Shirt

Standing erect along Hwy 140 on the way from Merced to Yosemite, California, the George Hicks Fancher Memorial Obelisk greets only those who look for these kinds of things, unless you come across it by accident. At any rate, there ought to be a t-shirt! GUESS WHAT? You’re in luck!! Click here.


George Hicks Fancher Memorial Obelisk and T-Shirt

Heading Northwest out of Merced

Last Saturday I rode my bike downtown to Art Hop passing the depot, where I snapped a photo with my iPhone which I used as my reference photo in another side by side, freehand, iPad drawing in Procreate with a Sty-HD stylus.

Train heading northwest