Monday, October 21, 2013

a bit cleaner.

Here are some shots of the mid century series that are a bit more in focus.

These drawings are based on photos that I have taken in the past year. Some of the buildings are well known, others are not. They are juxtaposed with skies filled with clouds based on observation and imagination. The contrast of permanent and transient structures and marks has been a recurring theme in my work for many years. 

They are all 12x18". 

They are all available for purchase. Contact me at if you are interested:)

Thursday, August 22, 2013


this one makes 20. it's been a little while since i broke out the charcoal. i had taken some photos of buildings around here, but nothing spoke to me.

this past weekend we went to jon and karen's to celebrate his 40th. we got out of the car, and this angle caught my eye while walking to their front door:)

the 4spot is also where my 60' long pool mural is.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

2 more.

took a field trip with the kids to check out bell beach pavilion at low tide. fun trip. the boy had to poop as soon as we got to the spot. Ended up holding it for at least 3 more hours:/

on one of our furlough days, i checked out a few buildings in fletcher hills. the library was the highlight of the day. also stopped by a couple churches and 972 wakefield.

on pandora- local natives, maps and atlases, dawes, and lumineers stations.

watched meatballs, under the dome, bob's burgers.

modernsandiego has been a great resource for this series. addresses all over san diego county.

running out of room on the wall. though done, 18 is not up on wall yet. looking for 20 before heading back east...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

new edition. minus bobby brown.

more san diego mid century drawings.
afternoons and evenings.

an assortment of musical and visual backgrounds.

mystery men was particularly terrible.

Friday, May 24, 2013

back at it.

this is the first of 2 drawings i have worked on this week. after a few weeks off, being busy with my classroom, it feels good to push around some charcoal and chalk again:)

live sets in the background by maps and atlases, shins, iron and wine, and the lumineers.

Monday, April 15, 2013

weekend work.

two more over the weekend.

met my spring break goal of ten!

i think i could get 15:)

a heavy dose of dawes new album in the background as i worked on both. fantastic music.

Friday, April 12, 2013

staying busy.

clairemont mesa library.

office building on allison.


 off clairmont.

 palm springs.

 off of regents.

off of avocado.

church on clairemont mesa.

8 drawings in a little over a week. this feels good.

drawing on the coffee table.

mid century socal buildings and clouds.

Friday, March 15, 2013

mid century san diego.

recently I headed up the 805 and over to the 52 to check out some mid century homes designed by dan palmer and william krisel in the early 60s. it was an interesting mix of homes that had maintained the flavor of the era and others that had gone high and right with the original forms. 

 i should go back and document the bastardizations of some of the other homes later.

my soundtrack? My lovely daughter aurora. the girl chatted endlessly with me and walked barefoot through the neighborhoods as i played photographer:)