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I'm happy to share projects that are in the works, in the past or even in the bin from time to time. An artist uses the sketchbook to work out direction, to sharpen up and essentially sell themselves on certain ideas (or put them to bed) and I'm often encouraged and inspired to see the work that other artists put into their preparation.


A watercolor of a recent trip out near Quartz Hill California, no gate, no welcome mat, nothing.

Adelanto California is where the residents are outnumbered by Joshua Trees by about 18 to 1. This gouache sketch is of what is evidently a literal Shotgun Shack.


Returning from A Death Valley run with my brother Pete, who's good company on a long drive once he wakes up.

For a charcoal study you just can't beat Jacob Van Ruisdael.

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