CN Train (a Haibun)


I finished this painting of a Canadian National Train coming through the Canadian Rockies. It is great to see these trains sometimes with three or even four engines pushing and pulling their load through Golden, BC on the way to Vancouver. This is my memory of one of these trains.

Snaking through Hells Gate

Along the Frazier river

Climbing High Rockies


This painting was done on a recycled canvas from the Habitat for Humanity Restore.



Wild Woman in Pearls


Crazy Friday brings out my crazy painting of my Wild Woman in Pearls. This is my silly experiment with blending multicolor acrylic paints. My latent alter ego of Picasso tried in vain to shine through. Instead this Wild Woman in Pearls appeared. So on this Friday I offer you my silly version hopefully to make you smile and wonder, “What in the world was he thinking!”

Wild Woman in Pearls

You go for show my wild woman in pearls

Wonder what you are thinking

Decked out in your bobbles and twirls

What happens to your brain in that indented space

Did it get squished underneath that yellow curl

And what in the world happened when your ears unfurled

Stuck so out of place under those donut curlers

Your make-up may be runny and your mouth askew

But your pearls my dear look like their brand new