Starting a 26" by 34" pencil drawing

Back to drawings...this is the start of a 34" by 26" graphite. I'm cobbling together a composition from several photos - three different skies and one foreground. I've already made changes to the sky, and am now working on the horizon. So far so good...

New Island Book-Signing Party

You’re invited to a Book-Signing Party to celebrate the publishing of Lee Mothes’ New Island Guidebook

When: Saturday Nov. 7, from 6-8 pm.

Where: At the 602 Club in Appleton, Wisconsin, 54911. It's located at 602 N. Lawe St., across Pacific Street from the meat market.

Drop in for refreshments, and I will have much of the original artwork of New Island on display. I'll talk about New Island, and autograph copies of my newly printed  New Island Guidebook. You'll also, receive a free New Island road map with every book!

Hope to see you there!


Save these Dates!

On November 7th from 6-8 pm and on November 14th, from 10 am to 4 pm, I'll have two very different art shows in Appleton and Kaukauna, WI.  

More later!

Surf at Big Lagoon Beach

On September 17th, I took about 100 photos of these waves at Big Lagoon Beach, in Humboldt County, CA. I ran as close to the waves as possible to snap them, and then ran back up the beach - a lot of running. The weather was beautiful after a day of rain that helped contain some bad fires elsewhere in northern California.

This and a few other keeper photos will help me with new drawings and paintings!

Welcome to my new website!

I'm excited to be able to show off more artwork than on my previous site. There might be a glitch or two for a few days, so If you find a non-working link or other weirdness, let me know via e-mail at   Thanks!

To get some new ideas, I'm headed to far northern California for a few days to get another look at the waves in Humboldt County. My favorite beach up there is a place called Big Lagoon Beach, north of Eureka.  I'll post some photos here when I get back.