OtherArtByJack: New York Studio School Graffiti (2015)

Pardon the repeat post, but it is raining too hard to go hunt street couches this week. This print is available on my Etsy shop (OtherArtByJack); my autism-inspired art is available at my AutisticInspiredArt Etsy Shop.

Project: Preparations for My Etsy Shop (3)

I’ll be going to the printer tomorrow (as I write), with a sampling of my watercolors to be printed to sell on the Etsy Shop I plan to open in January. I am investigating the possibilities of printing various sizes (including a smaller, postcard-ish one – thanks for the suggestion, Kerfe). I’d will be checking […]


My studio desk is very messy, from a housekeeping point of view. However, from the perspective of a sketcher, it’s not messy, it’s detailed. From a watercolor stance, it is fairly homogenous. Note to self: Arrange desk so it is visually interesting.

Brush Corner

Brushes inhabit one part of the desk in my studio. I took the time to sketch the positions of my painting tools in their respective homes: an oatmeal tin, and a Jackson’s of Piccadilly tea tin. I used pen and ink for details before and after applying the watercolors.

Another Studio Sketch

Now and then I make a sketch of my studio. It’s messy enough to be interesting. Today I found that I am getting better at placing my shapes in the frame and estimating proportions properly. I used a combination of watercolor paints, broad-tip and brush markers and fine-tip pens for this composition. Previous studio sketches […]

What a Mess!

Now and then I run out of ideas or subjects to paint. When that happens, I look to my environment for interesting designs. Today was one of those days. I looked around the studio for a situation to render. All I saw was a mess, which is what I painted. I did not take pains to […]


The thought was to document the ‘before’ and ‘after’ condition of the desk where I paint. I have  dozens of brushes and they are disposed variously in empty tea canisters, pill bottles and the odd hollowed-out bamboo segment. Below is a representation of part of my desk showing some of the brush receptacles as well as dishes I […]

Off Kilter

Not in my normal venue tonight. In the ER, in fact. (Not a problem with me. Joy wasn’t feeling good at all today, she is just here for observation.) I write this from my phone. I’m hoping I can include another of my watercolors of the ‘ordinary’ in this post, if I can find the […]