Desert Painting

Couldn’t sleep so I watched Super Troopers and painted a desert.

digital oil painting of desert
I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.

Chinatown Street

Thinking about my comic project with Dick and Don and how it winds its way around San Francisco.

San Francisco Chinatown alley
Avoiding the landlady.


Gotta Run

The boys stumble out of the poison oak. The old miner has a head start. Will they catch him?

poison oak
fly you fools

Best to Bail

There is a commotion in the bushes and the old miner catches wind of Dick and Don.

campfire side
One step ahead of the heros

Itching for a fight

Dick and Don were itching for a fight with the old miner, now they get to have an itchy fight. Bad luck, Looks like the boys stumbled into a patch of Pacific Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum).

poison ok drawing
Toxicodendron diversilobum

Way down yonder in the miner key

Dick and Don spy on the old miner and scheme plans to take back their stolen gold. Are they itching for a fight or is that poison oak?

in the poison oak
Yep, ther’s the old man and sure enough that looks like our gold. Lets go get it back. We’ll need an overly elaborate plan.


river watercolor painting

Upper Sacramento River

Found twenty minutes to paint while passing though Dunsmuir on my way north to see the great American eclipse in Oregon. Forgot to bring ink so I’ll clean this up a bit later. Can’t complain, after six hours in the car with three boys just sitting by a river is bliss.

river watercolor painting
I used to go fishing on this stretch of the river with my dad, every year for opening day of trout season. Good times.


Clan Fighters

Sorry for the inconvenience folks, but our boys must take a brief break from their normal fun loving adventures to kick the snot out of the clan.

beating up the KKK

The Millionaire

At the old miners camp, the wild eyed mountain man is preparing a feast to celebrate his new found wealth.

the old miner and his gold nugget
After all these years, I’ve finally found the mother-load. Boy howdy I’m a millionaire!