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Sunday, August 10, 2014


The Foetid Forest. !4"x17"

When you draw and paint, you have the ability to capture the truth, express an idea, share a dream, convey a thought, distort reality or make up anything you want. I started this drawing after seeing a very unusual flower on the Facebook group: Handbook of Philippine Plants and Flowers. Not all plants included in this drawing are from the Philippines. After a while, I started including some really foul and other odorous plants and flowers among them the corpse flowers, carrion flowers and fecaloid smelling ones. I also included members of the Fungi kingdom, the stinkhorns. You may recognize Rafflesia arnoldi, Amorphophalus titanum, Symplocarpus foetidus, Hydnora africana among the smelly plants. Stinkhorns include Lysurus periphragmoides, phallus hadriani, Lysurus gardneri, mutinus caninus and mutinus elegans. I also included Passiflora, Nepenthes and an image of the twelve year old staghorn fern, Platycerium superbum, growing in my childhood home.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Diehard Doodler

I finally have a title for this thing and know where it is going, so does it become a drawing now instead of a doodle because it is starting to make sense to me and I am paying attention to it instead of just squiggling while watching all eight Harry Potter movies in a weekend and The Lord of The Rings trilogy in two days?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Too Hot!!!

I have been waiting for the opportunity to paint with oils once again but the temperature outside has been brutally hot so I have to settle for drawing indoors.

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