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Thursday, February 08, 2024 Rand No comments

This portrait of my sweet canine companion happened just after I returned from Europe last summer and took her up to the forest for a romp. Her happiness is evident. An easy portrait.

August of 2023.Mt.Lemmon,AZ.

5″X7″Acrylic on canvas panel.

Monday, December 25, 2023 Rand No comments

Here is a new SP. One of about 40 so far. Let’s hope we can add a few dozen more. I’m looking forward to an amazing 2024! Blessings.

Sunday, November 05, 2023 Rand No comments

It was a chilly windy day, but the New Mexico vista was filled up with infinity and wanting to spill out, and so it did.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Rand No comments

Hello all. A recent effort of a tower on a recently renovated 1923 resort hotel in 9000 foot high Cloudcroft, New Mexico. The beautiful copper clad roof was catching the morning light in a kind of surreal way. Acrylic on canvas panel. 8″X10″ More to come as I make my way back here.

Saturday, July 29, 2023 Rand No comments

Saturday, July 15, 2023 Rand 1 Comment

After Paris, I came down to Avignon in Provence, to see a college buddy’s presentation at the huge theatre arts festival. The town is crawling with arts types and all the hype that goes with it. A bit of a sensory overload. The city is ancient and magical. My morning walk through a quiet series of narrow streets was unforgettable. Just me and the 14th century gargoyles and saints. More to come!

Saturday, July 08, 2023 Rand No comments

After getting sidetracked when COVID hit, I finally got over to Europe to visit friends and see art and architecture.

Stunning, amazing, diverse, over the top with tourists as well. I am hiding out on the top floor of a somewhat funky old hotel, the view of the tower not too far off. A few pics, more to come. Au revoir!

Thursday, June 15, 2023 Rand No comments

Laughing man

12″X18″ Watercolor   What you see is what you get. Postmodern Realism….

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Rand No comments

Where do I begin?

The way that I relate to the world is changing. Life can be so unpredictable and exciting!

This painting I did of a gathering storm cloud over Show Low. Let’s hope it won’t be long before Tucson gets its Monsoon Rainstorm On!

Friday, May 19, 2023 Rand No comments

As I travel the state we currently call Arizona, its beauty keeps unfolding in more complex ways. I like to go where Man is a seldom guest. Passing beside Lake Roosevelt, my spirit soared when I saw all the water coming off the mountains! It was surreal. So much had come in that lower areas were flooded. Trees were partially submerged. Desert like islands appeared with cactus on them. Up at higher elevations, the melting snow fields made divine graffiti! Images of the lake to come.

Sunset outside Sonoita
Snow fields outside Greer-iPad
Elgin March grasslands
Watercolor–Bowie, AZ
Saturday, March 25, 2023 Rand No comments

Hello again from a little place called Cochise, AZ. I am close to the Chiricahua N.M. and so here is a iPad sketch from a cold day yesterday. Apache Pass today!

Thursday, March 16, 2023 Rand No comments

Time marches on, and so do I. The Tucson Weekly era is over, as might some other things we need to move on from.

I am now up on the Colorado Plateau visiting Petrified Forest National Park. It’s like a box of chocolates. Here are 3 little watercolors inserted into an old cartoon armature. Drawn partially on the iPad. A true mixed media.

Friday, February 10, 2023 Rand No comments

more philosophical mumbo jumbo  2/9/23

Wednesday, February 08, 2023 Rand No comments


Our state legislature is an embarassment.


Wednesday, February 01, 2023 Rand No comments

2 cougars in California and a favored Tucson bobcat were killed recently by vehicular manslaughter. Man’s presence in the natural world can be lethal. Please be aware out there.

Thursday, January 26, 2023 Rand No comments

Anything after 15 tries that doesn’t kill you–will make you Speaker.

Thursday, January 26, 2023 Rand No comments

I just heard homebuiding is on the rise again! Thank the Lard above that we got a pipe of Cortez seawater comin’ up here from Baja!

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Rand No comments

With all this COVID money that is stuck in the system, can’t we do better Arizona?

Saturday, January 14, 2023 Rand 1 Comment

….with more to come. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 12, 2023 Rand No comments

This painting was done yesterday of the view out my cabin window. The Chiricahuas are a magical place.

8″X8″ Acrylic on canvas panel. NFS  More to come shortly!!

Thursday, January 12, 2023 Rand No comments

Hello, and welcome to the future. After nearly 35 years cartooning and illustrating for the Tucson Weekly, I am moving on.

This is the last cartoon in today’s Weekly. I will continue to do my strip, just only on Facebook and my site. Please come back often, and leave a comment if you please. Let’s keep Democracy alive in Tucson!

Saturday, December 10, 2022 Rand No comments

I know, Peace is boring. Give it a chance. No one will get hurt.

Saturday, October 22, 2022 Rand 1 Comment

Hello! I am on the road in Astoria, Oregon. Admiring the older Victorian houses that populate this hillside. It’s Architect porn!

Friday, August 19, 2022 Rand No comments

Our unique environment rewards the few.

Saturday, June 18, 2022 Rand No comments

I sincerely wish this man would go away. America can’t let go…

Thursday, June 09, 2022 Rand No comments

Thursday, May 19, 2022 Rand No comments

Not mine to say….

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Rand No comments

….and here is the latest from the Tucson Weekly–

Sunday, April 03, 2022 Rand 1 Comment

I am testing my new drag/drop graphic placement, and text manipulation.

Here is a direct grab from my library. A small acrylic study of Elephant Head rock in the morning.

Monday, March 28, 2022 Rand No comments

Here I will try to drag and drop, etc. It is still fuzzy as if lo rez—the original is fine.

Monday, March 28, 2022 Rand No comments

This is a screenshot

Same fuzz and small

Friday, March 25, 2022 Rand No comments

Here. Another test.

Friday, March 11, 2022 Rand No comments

This is from a screenshot of the toon from my desktop.

3/10/22 shot: