this blog is going on a three week hiatus while my wife and i vacation in italy. i am taking my plein air paint kit and will have paintings of rome, naples, herculaneum, capri and venice online after i return.
i started this blog to join in the "painting a day" activity, and discovered it is a very productive way to pursue my discipline. currently i post works as they are completed and explain briefly their inspiration, development, and materials.
i appreciate critiques via blog comments, but normally only use the comments function to respond to questions.
if you are interested in dialog, please email me at my web site.
works for sale are displayed at my watercolor web site, handprint.com.
born in california a few years after world war two. breathed smog, played in the streets, stargazed, read plato. graduated uc irvine ('71); spent the 70's as a bartender, graphic artist, lute music anthologist, ski bum. got my ph.d. in psychology (cornell, '86), met and married jan randall (biologist) and moved with her to california ... had 14 successful years as a business consultant, entrepreneur and internet executive, retired from yahoo! in '00 and moved to west sonoma county in 2001, where my wife and i have a life worth painting.