Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 2016

Plain Air has been online weekly for a year now. It's time to devote more of my time and energy to watercolor painting. I will contine to produce cartoons on a montly basis, mostly for the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society if the editors will have me.  Thank you for your kind comments.










Thursday, October 13, 2016

Plain Air, October 2016

Just an observation... Due to South Bay Artists Cooperative world headquarters (our front bedroom) being occupied by guests from Beijing, I did not have access to the computer where I color and shade the Plain Air inked line drawings. I loaded Inkscape SVG software on my Toshiba laptop and proceeded to complete the cartoon "Drone." While many of the Inkscape functions were the same, several vital features worked entirely differently. I had to "re-learn" the process. Then I made a fatal mistake and allowed Microsoft to upgrade my Windows 10 operating system on the Toshiba. Inkscape has not worked correctly on that computer since.









Saturday, September 3, 2016

September 2016. It's hard to believe "Plain Air" has been online since December of last year. The series is still a work in progress as I explore the thought process of "idea drawings" and turn them in to reality with brush pen and Inkscape.





















Saturday, August 20, 2016

Plain Air Ideas Drawings

August 2016...  Plain Air is back! My recent hip replacement went very well. I am back at the Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center open studio where I annoy my fellow artists and create these vignettes.



Friday, July 1, 2016

Plain Air, "Ideas Drawings"


Dear friends and followers. "Plain Air" will not be updated for a few weeks while I am working on other projects and taking care of some medical issues. Check back often, "Ve'll be bock!









Saturday, June 4, 2016

"Plain Air" is nearing the end of it's seventh month. What fun!


Recently published on the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society website.







Saturday, May 7, 2016

Plain Air. May, 2016

Welcome to "Plain Air" May 2016 edition. If you are new to this site, be sure to check out the previous months' entries.









Friday, April 1, 2016

Plain Air April, 2016

"Plain Air" is in its fourth month. I'm having a great time creating these cartoons about art and artists. When I am famous (very few cartoonists are) you can say you saw it first here. Be sure to check out the previous editions, December 2105, January, February, and March, 2016.  Dick









Thursday, March 3, 2016

Plain Air, March 2016

"Plain Air" is back after a short break. The series is about artists, especially those who brave the elements and paint "plein-air" (from life).  DZ







Here is the color version of an earlier cartoon, "Abstract artist and model."

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Plain Air, January 2016


"Plain Air" is a cartoon series about the challenges artists face as they (we) apply our craft. The series focuses on painting from life or "plein-air." I hope you enjoy the series.  


The Captain, 200 years later