Category Archives: Magic

A Halloween tale

Watercolors on cotton paper In the courtyard a flock of the dead swirled overhead. The skull, smiling like some gossamer mask paused above Jake and spoke in a whisper, “Upon the threshold of the wide open gate of dreams” its … Continue reading

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Caladium under the Italian pine

There’s a spot in the garden just outside the bedroom window that changes so much throughout the year. A place where Hummingbirds dart and swirl like fairies. Lillies, Tulips, Primrose and so many others, all take the stage in their time.

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“Into the Mystic”

18′ x 24′ acrylic on canvas Illustration from an article written by Dolores LaChapelle, that appears in the book Deep Ecology. A collection of articles and essays by such authors as Murray Bookchin, James Dickey, Galway Kinnell, Paolo Soleri, Arne … Continue reading

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Balboa Park night revisited

Having lived the first 50 years of my life with Balboa Park at the center. From Ocean Beach to Downtown to Uptown, South Park up to North Park. Balboa Park was always near, it still is. The past dozen years I’ve … Continue reading

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Cabrillo Bridge on a magical evening

a watercolor on paper illustration for our upcoming book project about Balboa Park.

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Botanical Building with parrot

A new watercolor on paper from this year.

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Daisy and Mr. Derby

Here’s a sketch of two new characters from a story I’m working on. It’s working title is”Along Elfin Shores” and is set in the southern California landscape along Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach, Solana Beach and of course Balboa Park.

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