Thursday, August 31, 2006

Claus Craziness

Claus 8, Gouache on Rives BFK, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.


Claus 9: Laugh, Gouache on Rives BFK, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.


Claus 10: Nocturne, Gouache on Rives BFK, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Illustratrion Friday: Run

Rex Menaced By a Moose

Rex makes every effort to recall that portion of Mountie training that dealt with the appropriate action one should take when confronted by an angry bull moose in the bush...

Giants of Jazz: Duke Ellington

Gouache on Rives BFK, 3.5 x 2.5 inches.

Claus 7: Coke Bottle Claus

Monday, August 21, 2006

Illustration Friday: Match

This couple gives new meaning to the term High Maintenance.
Gouache on Rives BFK


Claus 6

Gouache on Rives BFK, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Enlarged to Show Twinkliness.

Granny's Got a Gun: It's Payback!

Frustrated at the slow speed of international internet justice, Mrs. Inspector Fitzgerald is taking matters into her own hands. It's been nearly 18 hours since the dognapping of the as yet unnamed samoyed puppy by a dark, three-legged, bloodthirsty stranger, going by the name "Merlin."

Prince, the not-so-perky samoyed, and father of the missing pup, looks on as Mrs. Inspector Fitzgerald packs a few balogna sandwiches and some "heat" for her long trip south. She's taken the Inspector's service revolver and located Recinto del Pajaro Grande de Ningun Vuelo, California, USA on a map. Diminutive but determined, and hoping she won't have to resort to violence, this is one blue-haired lady "Merlin" will wish he'd never tangled with.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Play: Auburn Rubber Tractor

Gouache on Rives BFK, 3.5x2.5 inches.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

Rex Menaced by an Emu!

The last thing one expects to encounter while patrolling the shores of Pitt Lake in one's striking scarlet serge tunic is Dromaius Novaehollandiae (an Emu). Rex's surprise is quite understandable as he comes face to face with the world's second-largest bird. All the more surprising since Rex knows, from grade four social studies, that the flightless Emu is indigenous to Australia where it is used for its meat, leather and oil. Rex also knows it's futile to attempt to outrun the three-toed behemoth, as it is capable of sprinting at a sporty 50 kph.

Rex, and other fine commodities.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Claus Five: He Sees You When You're Sleeping

That's what I learned in graduate school. Every title needs a colon and a subtitle.

Gouache 2.5x3.5 inches


This Claus shows evidence of the good-natured suspision that accompanies ominscience.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Jazz Giant Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson
Gouache, 2.5x3.5 inches

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Caught on Radar

From the Palouse to Puget Sound, Washington State Troopers make the highways safe for your grandmother.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Oliver Standard 88

Josh Harmonieux and Devil Dog Daisy

Somewhere south of Cardston we find the desperate fugitive Josh Harmonieux smuggling Jarts brand lawn darts games across the international border. On December 19, 1988, all lawn darts were banned from sale in the United States by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This, however, has not impeded an active black market in the deadly yard projectile. Lawn darts have been responsible for the deaths of four children, the latest being in early 1997 near Elkhart, Indiana. With reckless disregard for the safety of American children and beer drinking adults, the charismatic former pugilist and ersatz artist sets out to make a handy profit from the insatiable American demand for hazardous diversions. Harmonieux, accompanied here by the diaper wearing devil dog Daisy (AKA "Happy") is being sought by the RCMP for his "alleged" involvement in several illegal, unsavory and distasteful activities.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Claus IV

Gouache, 2.5x3.5"

Enlarged, because I can.