July 24, 2016

Paint Your Wagon

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 1:19 pm

Granted, many of you won’t have a clue what this is about.

Way Out West Forecast

July 17, 2016

Downward Glance

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:21 am

In addition to using a tortillon (smudge stick) I drew with a letter opener. I think that’s a first for me. The tortillon blended the colors while the letter opener cut through the layers of oil to reveal the bottom layer of color.

Bianca in Colors

Oil pastels on Bristol board, 10″ x 14″

July 10, 2016

The Great Apple Complaint

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 5:42 pm

Is this the same girl who stuck her finger on a spinning wheel?

Apple Complaint

July 3, 2016

Mermaid Video Game

Filed under: CARTOONS — Colby @ 3:05 pm

While on vacation with all the GrandKids around I asked them what they wanted me to draw. The boys took an ever-so-quick break from playing their video game to shout, “Us playing video games.” Not very exciting, I thought. The girls started with, “Mermaids…Us as mermaids…Sitting on a rock…With two puppies….” OK! That’ll do! So I combined the two requests. When I wasn’t sitting under a tent, drinking beer, watching the G-Kids play in the surf, I was in a chair in the cabin, using a coffee-table book about LaSalle’s sunken ship as my table. Everybody was happy.

Mermaid Video Game

Color pencil on paper, 8 ½” x 11″

June 26, 2016

Girl With Towel

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:04 pm

Archives: 1989. Sketching exercise.

Girl With Towel

Pencil on paper, 12″ x 18″

June 19, 2016


Filed under: CARTOONS,Political, Justice, Media — Colby @ 9:11 am

Best Debate Ever

June 12, 2016

Girl With Red Bow

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 7:05 pm

Archives: Quick sketch.

Girl With Red Bow

Chalk pastels on Bristol board, 10″ x 12″

June 5, 2016

Brother, Sister

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 5:11 pm

Archives: My son and my daughter.

Kyle and Keri

Pencil on paper, 11″ x 15″

May 29, 2016

Art Class Model

Filed under: DRAWINGS — Colby @ 3:22 pm

Archives: This is really old! From my college art class days in the 1960s. I’m not sure why I kept this particular sketch of the hundreds we did but it is kind of interesting.

Class Model

Ink wash on newsprint pad, 18″ x 24″

May 22, 2016


Filed under: DRAWINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 5:37 pm

When I posted my collage of drawings and paintings of my favorite Moms for Mothers Day (Moms) it was pointed out that I had excluded my mother-in-law. She was such a special lady that I immediately began planning to do a drawing. Well, here it is. It’s a combination of a couple of photographs. She was 18-20 years old in the photos I used. A worthy addition to my favorite Moms.


Color pencil on charcoal paper, 9″ x 12″