Archives for category: still life





My bowling bag was attracting clutter. It’s much tidier now.
bowling bag

The stegosaurus is a Mold-O-Rama.
coffee table

Here it is, my fridge. That’s the same hotpot from my very first post.


I can never set up a still life that satisfies me, but that’s OK, because I can’t keep my home free from clutter either. So as long as I can keep the clutter colorful and interesting to draw, I’ve solved my problem.

bookcase and clutter
14″x11″, ink and Tria marker

I was looking for some waterproof ink the other day, to draw this little pig thing with, which I bought at a zoo, and which is recycled from plastic bags or something. I like zoos a lot, and I go to a lot of them, and I plan to post some animal pictures shortly from the zoo I went to last week. At any rate, I turned the house upside-down looking for some ink and all I could find was a little red bottle that was at least 30 years old. At some point during the last few decades, somebody had screwed the cap on wrong and now it wouldn’t come off. After several hours of trying, I got the ink to come out by drilling a series of holes in the cap and draining it drop by drop into a jar.

When I went to add some watercolor, I found that the ink was not even remotely waterproof. Despite that, I think it came out well, so here it is:

pig thing

Ink and watercolor

shoe heap
26 x 36 cm, bamboo pen + ink and watercolor on Arches paper.

They were tasty.

onions and shallots
About 4″x6″

Here are a couple of still lifes of things in my kitchen. First, one from July of some vegetables I bought at the farmers market (and the bag they came home in):


7″ x 12″, ink and Tria marker on Bristol

And this one is from last week.


6.5″ x 9″, ink and watercolor on Stonehenge paper