Q-House Plant

The “Q” stands for quarantine, a word that we all hear far too often these strange days. Feeling a bit stagnant and honestly a bit sad this morning I decided to just draw, to get out of this temporary funk I’m feeling. I’m happy to report I’m feeling much better as I worked to find […]

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New season

Spring is upon us…and I’m sure I speak for you all when I say it feels quite different this year. Instead of bursting out of our homes to enjoy the warmer weather, blossoming plants and blooming flowers, we’re shut in, afraid to breathe the fresh air, especially if anyone is within 6 feet of that […]

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Old flowers

  I worked on a project a few years ago that required me to paint hundreds of watercolor flowers. With watercolor the unpredictable medium that it is, some end up more appealing than others. This pair was one that I thought turned out pretty well. Greg Betza ©2020

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Huck Sketch

I had forgotten about this sketch I did for Random House a few years back. It was for the cover of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a very thrilling assignment to receive. It was an honor to illustrate such an important piece of literature. To see the final cover click here. Greg Betza ©2020

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More jazz

blue nile club NOLA

As I club-hopped down Frenchman Street in New Orleans I stopped in a half empty club called the Blue Nile, which quickly filled up once this brass/percussion band hit the stage. I believe there were 7 musicians up there at once. Lots of energy. I was interested in the blue and yellow lights for some reason, […]

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Christmas tree

Having a free day today I spent some time drawing our little Christmas tree. It’s only about 3 feet tall, but it works. I hope you’re all enjoying whatever holiday you celebrate and are taking time to relax and reflect over the next few days…   Greg Betza ©2019

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Delay

11:30am flight, wake up 5:30am, call Uber 8:30am, arrive at the airport 9:30am. Air traffic issue, delayed 12:15pm, maintenance issue, delayed 2:00pm, additional non-descript issue, delayed 8:00pm. Arrive 12:05am. Arrive at destination 1:00am. One of a few pages drawn while passing the time. What a day. Greg Betza 2019

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