46th Birthday Book – covers

46th Birthday Book – covers

For each birthday of my son’s fourth decade, I made an accordion-folded book featuring his boys. Follow the arrows to see all, or jump to my nephew’s Gratitude Book.

Covers: back-to-back portraits in the summer of 2018. Watercolor and gesso on cardboard. Each cover: 5x5-inches. 2018

46th Birthday Book – inside

46th Birthday Book – inside

With Kibkib, favorite stuffies, and comparing heights. Watercolor and water soluble graphite on paper. Each column is 3 pages. Final accordion-folded size: 5x5-inches. 2018

45th Birthday Book - covers

45th Birthday Book - covers

At the Oregon beach. Walnut ink and gesso on cardboard. Each cover: 5x5-inches. 2017

45th Birthday Book - pages 1.2

45th Birthday Book - pages 1.2

Before the race at Gabriel Park, July 2016. Watercolor on paper. Two untrimmed pages of accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2017

45th Birthday Book - pages 3.4

45th Birthday Book - pages 3.4

Freeing butterflies at Auntie Hazel’s Celebration of Life, May 2017. Gaming on Dad’s iPhone. Watercolor on paper. Two untrimmed pages of accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2017

45th Birthday Book - pages 6.7

45th Birthday Book - pages 6.7

Watching a karate lesson, and new mohawk. Watercolor on paper. Two untrimmed pages of accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2017

44th Birthday Book - covers

44th Birthday Book - covers

Father & sons, Mother and sons, at Joshua Tree National Monument. Walnut ink and gesso on cardboard. Each cover: 5x5-inches. 2017

44th Birthday Book - pages 1.2

44th Birthday Book - pages 1.2

Sitting on a cop motorcycle, standing with Police horse at Multnomah Days in August 2015. Walnut ink and water soluble graphite on paper. Each page: 5x5-inches. 2017

44th Birthday Book - pages 3.4

44th Birthday Book - pages 3.4

Inside the antique train at the Forestry Center after seeing art at the Sitka Invitational, November 2015. Walnut ink and water soluble graphite on paper. Each page: 5x5-inches. 2017

44th Birthday Book - pages 5.6

44th Birthday Book - pages 5.6

Playing T-ball and shooting hoops. Posing in front of new Renegade, May 2016. Walnut ink and water soluble graphite on paper. Each page: 5x5-inches. 2017

43rd Birthday Book - covers

43rd Birthday Book - covers

Abstract cover art by one of the boys. Watercolor on cardboard. Each cover: 5x5-inches. 2015

43rd Birthday Book - pages 1.2

43rd Birthday Book - pages 1.2

Boys playing on snake-like teeter-totter while parents run 5K. Walnut ink and watercolor on paper. Two pages of accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2015

43rd Birthday Book - pages 3.4

43rd Birthday Book - pages 3.4

Boy scout, soccer, and playing with dad’s model chopper. Walnut ink and watercolor on paper. Two pages of accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2015

43rd Birthday Book - pages 5.6

43rd Birthday Book - pages 5.6

Sand castle building with feathers at the beach. Dad twirling boys with infectious laughter. Walnut ink and watercolor on paper. Two pages of accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2015

42nd Birthday Book - covers

42nd Birthday Book - covers

Cover art by the boys: abstract with watercolor on cardboard, figures with graphite and gesso on cardboard. Each cover: 5x5-inches. 2014

42nd Birthday Book - pages 1.2

42nd Birthday Book - pages 1.2

Loosing first tooth eating mac’n’cheese. Watercolor on paper. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2014

42nd Birthday Book - pages 3.4

42nd Birthday Book - pages 3.4

Winter day portrait. Older brother reading to younger brother at bedtime. Watercolor on paper. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2014

42nd Birthday Book - pages 5.6

42nd Birthday Book - pages 5.6

Sucking on a sucker. Brothers riding sled on a snowy slope at Gabriel Park. Watercolor on paper. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2014

41st Birthday Book - cover

41st Birthday Book - cover

Kite theme. Gesso and graphite on cardboard. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2013

41st Birthday Book - accordion view

41st Birthday Book - accordion view

Assembled accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 30x5-inches, folded to 5x5-inches. 2013

41st Birthday Book - pages 1.2

41st Birthday Book - pages 1.2

Left-handed drawing on new chalkboard, flying a kite at Gabriel Park, September 2012. Watercolor on paper. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2013

41st Birthday Book - pages 3.4

41st Birthday Book - pages 3.4

Throwing a water ballon, 2nd birthday party, February 2013. Watercolor on paper. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2013

41st Birthday Book - pages 5.6

41st Birthday Book - pages 5.6

Fast walking downhill at Gabriel Park. Father and son. Watercolor on paper. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2013

40th Birthday Book - cover

40th Birthday Book - cover

Watercolor and gesso on cardboard. 5-inch square. 2012

40th Birthday Book - accordion view

40th Birthday Book - accordion view

Assembled accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 30x5-inches, folded to 5x5-inches. 2012

40th Birthday Book - pages 1.2.3

40th Birthday Book - pages 1.2.3

Eating grass and sweeping patio, 2012. Watercolor on paper. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2012

40th Birthday Book - pages 4.5.6

40th Birthday Book - pages 4.5.6

Dancing with bubbles, in a swing at the red park. Watercolor on paper. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2012

Second Son, First Months – cover

Second Son, First Months – cover

Gesso on cardboard. 5x5-inches. 2012

Second Son, First Months – accordion view

Second Son, First Months – accordion view

Assembled accordion folded book. Final trimmed book: 30x5 inches, folded to 5x5 inches. Watercolor and walnut ink on paper. 2012

Second Son, First Months – pages 1.2

Second Son, First Months – pages 1.2

Getting good at crawling and posing for pics. Watercolor and walnut ink on paper. 2012

Second Son, First Months – pages 3.4

Second Son, First Months – pages 3.4

Balloon fun. Watercolor and walnut ink on paper. 2012

Second Son, First Months – pages 5.6

Second Son, First Months – pages 5.6

Toy giraffe and walker. Watercolor and walnut ink on paper. 2012

Gratitude Book - covers

Gratitude Book - covers

To thank my nephew for his generosity, I painted this 5-inch square accordion-folded book featuring his family.

Backlit world traveler, 2009. Family shadow, 2015. Gesso on cardboard. Each cover: 5x5-inches. 2018

Gratitude Book - pages 1.2

Gratitude Book - pages 1.2

Seven-months pregnant, 2006. Mother and son riding a streetcar, 2007. Watercolor on paper. Two pages of accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2018

Gratitude Book - pages 3.4

Gratitude Book - pages 3.4

Favorite toy, collecting sand at the riverfront, 2008. Watercolor on paper. Two pages of accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2018

Gratitude Book - pages 5.6

Gratitude Book - pages 5.6

Two cousins, 2009. Portrait at Tokyo’s Tire Park (Nishi Rokugo Koen), 2015. Watercolor on paper. Two pages of accordion-folded book. Final trimmed book: 5x5-inches. 2018