Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Recent Drawings

"Waiting for the Ferry"
graphite on 10" X 7" sketchbook page

"Bo Napping"
graphite on 10" X 7" sketchbook page

Friday, June 6, 2014

"Recent Sketches"

                                                   "Today's Lily"
                                                   Precise pen on sketchbook page

                                                     "Southern Front Porch"
                                                     Precise pen on sketchbook page

Here's a quick-sketch of a still life that I set up for my art students per their requests.  They wanted glass, wine theme and simple (yes,  it is cliche). 
                                                   "Wine for Two"
                                                   Precise pen
                                                   on sketchbook page

Thursday, March 6, 2014

"From a Week in San Miguel"

This is what we saw over the garden wall from the back of our hotel.
The beautifully designed "Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel"

on sketchbook page

The "Jardin" is like the center of the town along with the Parroquia because many people (tourists and locals) gather here to enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the town and each other.

on sketchbook page

The pool behind our hotel as seen from the garden.  Every evening we sat in the garden and had drinks as we relaxed.  I enjoyed drawing in my sketchbook as Bo read and enjoyed the environment.

on sketchbook page

A study of a tree in the garden of our hotel.

on sketchbook page

A lovely clay pot within a decorative iron casing/stand by the door at our hotel.

colored pencil (I don't think I've ever published a colored pencil drawing before this one!)
on sketchbook page

Doorway as seen from the garden of our hotel.

on sketchbook page

Beautiful use of pottery to adorn the wall and circulate water into the pool at "Hotel Villa Rivera".

on sketchbook page

Two quick sketches done with ballpoint pen in my 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" Moleskine sketchbook:

Entrance to the "Parque"

                                                          Entrance to "Hotel Villa Rivera"
                                                                      ('Our' hotel.)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Recent Sketches in My 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" Moleskine Sketchbook

All of these were very quickly done on location with a ball point pen.  I'm finding that rendering images very quickly within such a small format is very challenging!

                                          Behind "State Employees Credit Union"

                                          "Corpening" parking lot.

                                          In a waiting room.

                                                        At the end of "Stockton Building"

                                          The old "Hanes" manufacturing plant.

                                                        Things seen at street side: an interesting fence and car at curb.

Friday, January 24, 2014

January 16 and 24 Quick Sketches

                                          I sat in my car and quickly sketched this as I waited for an office to open.
                                          The temperature was 10F outside this morning.

                                                         This poor little Holly tree was so severely and brutally pruned to install
                                                         a new underground power line. It's next to a parking lot at the
                                                         "Corpening Building".                  

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Last Week's Quick Drawings

All of these were done in my small (3 1/2" X 5 1/2") moleskine sketchbook with a ballpoint pen.
Having fun trying to capture what's around me as I go about my day.

Friday, January 3, 2014

"January 2 and 3"

A quick-sketch done in our living room on a page in my new 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" Moleskine sketchbook with a ballpoint pen.  I usually don't sketch this small unless I'm just doodling on something while talking on the phone.  I just bought this sketchbook and intend to carry it in my pocket so that I can take advantage of "free" moments in my life to capture what is before me.

This lovely Amaryllis (as red as Santa's suit!), a Christmas gift from Don and Don, is growing on our kitchen counter.  My quick-sketch done mid-day today with a ballpoint pen.