Tinted Parking Lot

I had meal break while it was still light out the other day. I used my pencil sketch, ink and watercolor post production technique to render the vista I enjoyed while eating my lunch. The watercolors were not to my liking, so I ran the paper under the faucet (with the water turned on) to […]

Storefront at Night

I began with pencil, inked the main lines and added color to finish the sketch. The most satisfying part of this process occurred when I drew the framework. In this composition. the framework was the structure holding up the windows that formed the storefront. As I sketched the contents within the store, I experienced the […]

Dumb or Brave

As it happens, there were two of us taking a break at the same time. There was nothing inanimate to draw, so I made a portrait of my work buddy. We chatted as I sketched away. I am usually not brave enough to draw a portrait with that person aware of it. I expect the […]

Looking at Old Pictures

To peruse old photographs in the 21st century is to pry up the laptop lid, open the files on the disk (that one of the techie relatives made from the original paper photographs), and scrub through them on the screen. Below is a watercolored pencil sketch of just such an occasion.

Waiting in Dentist’s Office

To start off this month, I decided to return to color.  In the dentist’s office, I began a sketch of the two people sitting across from me. The guy on the left moved his legs before I finished. This is why he looks like he has three of them. I added dabs of watercolor to […]

View from the Cafe

I like my 15 minutes in the cafe, when I work.  I recon I spend 10 minutes on each sketch and 5 minutes trying to avoid burning my mouth on the hot beverage I get at the beginning of my coffee break. I feel the excitement when I work toward a completed sketch within a […]

In the Car: Early to Work

Sometimes, when I’m early to work, I just wait in the car for a while. Now and then I practice drawing. In today’s world of glass windows and reflective storefronts, we don’t always notice reflections. They become invisible unless we make ourselves aware of them. I only captured a few of them in my sketch […]

Will’s Eiffel Tower

Among the Christmas toys we gave William, our grandson, was a Lego model of the Eiffel Tower. He built it with his dad, with much prompting, instruction and re-direction of focus.  We also gave him a painting set. He wanted to paint with me and started right away when I suggested the Eiffel Tower as […]

Work in Progress – Hospital Visit

I started work on another level of remove from the hospital visit last week (see At the Hospital, One Step Removed).  I have a couple of ideas in mind. Perhaps I should narrow it down to one idea. Don’t know if this is going anywhere.