Monday, October 31, 2011


In ancient China, various species of carp (collectively known as Asian carps) were domesticated and have been reared as food fish for thousands of years. Some of these normally gray or silver species have a tendency to produce red, orange or yellow color mutations; this was first recorded in the Jin Dynasty (265–420).
During the Tang Dynasty (618–907), it was popular to raise carp in ornamental ponds and watergardens. A natural genetic mutation produced gold (actually yellowish orange) rather than silver coloration. People began to breed the gold variety instead of the silver variety, keeping them in ponds or other bodies of water. On special occasions at which guests were expected they would be moved to a much smaller container for display. Wikipedia
This is an 8"x10" watercolor on 140lb. Arches watercolor paper

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Biden in the Fourth Grade

The V.P. Joe Biden visited the fourth grade class of  Goode  Elementary  School  in Pennsylvania on Oct.18 and had a few things to say pushing  Obama’s jobs plan.
Do fourth graders really give a crap about politics? No, this was just a little brain washing in the socialist tradition. Shame on you Joe.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Conversation

I thought these two pears looked like they were whispering to each other so I call it "The Conversation". I'm happy with the colors I pulled out of these two ripe yummy looking subjects.
Still life in oil 8"x10" on canvas panel. If you'd like to own this painting drop me a line or visit my on-line shop at

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Show at the Blue Line Gallery

Come on by and check out the spooky art for Halloween. That's my watercolor of Frankenstein's Monster, ooohh scarey.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wall Street Protests

Now that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are sympathetic to the protesters, this movement is doomed.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Go fish

Unarmed perchlet
I like painting fish in watercolors. The medium seems to fit the subject with the watery look.
This is a small fish from the south seas and is not really sought out for tanks as they are relatively rare.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fu Manchu Lionfish

Fun with fish!

Known as: Nemapterois Biocellata, Scorpionfishes, Twospot Lionfish, Twospot Turkeyfish, Two-eyed Lionfish, Double-Ocellated Scorpionfish, Ocellated Lionfish, Fu Manchu Lionfish and Fu Manchu Lion.

Found singly on shallow reef flats and caves usually only at night.
A very secretive Lionfish.
They feed on fish and crustaceans.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 3-50m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Lionfish can be found during the day, hovering above the ground, in caves or crevices, often upside down. At night they are out in the open hunting.
When disturbed they raise their feathery fins as a warning and will usually move off out of harms way, however, if cornered they are able to charge at considerable speed.
The Lionfish is one of the most venomous fish on the ocean bottom floor. Lionfish have venomous dorsal spines that are used purely for defense. When threatened, the fish often faces its attacker in a head-down posture which brings its spines to bear. However, a Lionfish's sting is usually not fatal to humans. If a human is stung, that person will experience extreme pain, and possibly headaches, vomiting, and breathing difficulties.  That could be tough if you're under water.