Archive for August, 2014

Nice work if you can get it!

Aaanii!  So here it is Wednesday morning, 6 a.m., tail end of another summer, August 27th, 2014.  The open range is quite still, beauty sky scenes, grass uncut…  and cool.  Very cool.  Too cool for the crickets!  How many more summers do we have Doc?  (Let’s keep our fingers crossed that its at least three dozen as there is plenty more art work left to make!)

Found this piece in the “Needs Work” file.  14×18 inches, with the date:  December 15, 2010, written on the back.  Its a DeSerres canvas board so I know I picked this one up in Ottawa, over there at the St. Laurent Mall.  2010 is many moons ago!  How this one fell through the cracks I don’t know but I’m glad I found it as I was able to tune it up, twin ravens style, and make something of it.  I like this one too!  This one says things.

Nice work if you can get it!

Nice work if you can get it!

 

Red Wing Black Birds on the open range

I like this one.  Stevensons Acrylic on 9×12 inch canvas board.  Painted on the open range back on August 14th.  My old buddy Jazzy Moon and I had a short discussion on the difference between ravens, crows and “other birds”.  So!  Here we are with other birds, who are now long gone, having made their nests, raised their young, and flown away.

The ravens and the crows quite on the other hand are here to stay.  I hear them around 5 a.m., causing a fuss down there by the waterfalls.  And the crickets have arrived in force.  You can hear them, in every direction and its quite loverly actually, as if it weren’t for them, there would be no sound at all during the late morning, afternoon and evenings.

sketches

sketches

 

Slick: Thunderbird Stories Edition One

My 3 copies of Thunderbird Stories Edition One arrived today.  The format of the publication wasn’t quite what I was expecting but nonetheless here it is, with my story, “The Lottery Ticket”, beginning on lucky page 15.  Like I said, the format wasn’t quite what I was expecting, if you want the publication details you can google Thunderbird Stories and you’ll get the dirt plus you can read my story!

“The Lottery Ticket” is from a novel in progress.  Hopefully I can turn that “novel in progress” thing into a book in our hands, sooner than later.

Still, fun stuff, seeing your work in print!

The Lottery Ticket in Thunderbird Stories Edition One

The Lottery Ticket in Thunderbird Stories Edition One