Here we go again!

Here we go again!

By now I have realized I blog more traveling, and run silent at home. Travel involves layovers, boredom, aka blog time. My studio knows nothing of boredom.

We had a big summer at the Avalanche Ranch. Painting, bird watching, publishing a new book, planning new adventures and enjoying familiar faces.

We depart for our next adventure in a couple of days so I am compelled to wrap up our latest sabbatical in a pretty package.

Our summer at home featured two fantastic museum exhibitions, first at the Boone County Historical Museum and then at the Kirksville Art Center, (showing until Nov 4). Both exhibitions were well received and our hosts were exceptional.

Our new book, the Wandering Watercolorist was published, thanks to the help of so many friends. This was a small edition and will make a great holiday gift for the creative dreamer in your life. Order at 🙂 We’ll personalize a copy and ship anywhere.

The website is sporting a new look in some areas this month. (Thanks Julie!) Hopefully my e-commerce woes are over and everything is easy to find. Check it out and pass the address along to friends!

“String Theory” 36×36 watercolor


Accepted in the 2013 American Watercolor Society International Exhibition. Also recently received the Peggy Oeschsle award from the 33rd annual International exhibition of the San Diego Watercolor Society.

“Uptown Bird” 36×22″ watercolor


Uptown Bird won the Winsor Newton award at the Missouri Watercolor Invitational.


Don and Audrey Walsworth with the portrait I painted of them for the new Walsworth Family Golf Center at Old Hawthorn in Columbia MO. Don also printed my new book. Audrey has been to every country on planet earth!

Marla and I had a great time in Springfield IL with the Sangamon Watercolor Society. I judged their annual show and taught a fun workshop!


As we head off for a watercolor sketchbook adventure in Provence and Paris, I invite you to consider joining us on one of these fantastic small-group experiences. In February we’ll be painting the 4000 yr old UNESCO world heritage site called Angkor Wat. If you have ever dreamed of exploring the exotic Far East, come with us! (More info on my workshops page)

Next stop, Aix en Provence! Time to wander! 🙂