Monday, November 30, 2015

Botanical Garden

5"x8" colored pencil, botanical gardens on the Mall in Washington, DC

And, in process:

And, a photograph of the original scene:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ant Eater House

At the Zoological Gardens in Washington, DC, colored pencil, 5"x8"

In process...

And, the actual scene - minus the ant eater. He was wandering around the rest of the enclosure.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Lamont Square

The view from Lamont Square, looking south, 10 o'clock in the morning, drawn in colored pencil 5"x8".

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

The view out my bedroom window at the back of the house.
That's all for today 'cuz I gots to start cookin'.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Plein Air Colored Pencil

Drawings from the last week - all plein air, 5"x8" in colored pencil, except for the last one. The first 5 are views of the Catskills in NY. The last landscape if in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC.

Tues, Nov 17

Wed, Nov 18

Thurs, Nov 19

Fri, Nov 20 (Drawn looking out a window)

Sat, Nov 21 (This one, actually drawn looking out a window)

Wed, Nov 25

And a sketch from Sat, Nov 21

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Alley Drawing and Sailboat Panel Modifications

The view out the back of the house:

And playing around just a little bit more with the sailboat panel:

Friday, November 13, 2015

Cutter in Color - Day 2

Drawn from a detail of the painting A Cutter in a Strong Breeze by Charles Brooking

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cutter in Color - Day One

Drawn from a detail of the painting A Cutter in a Strong Breeze by Charles Brooking

For my long-term project: Usually, I post a drawing and a picture of whatever I do each day on a longer term project. At this point, I am brainstorming what to do next for my longer term project. I have a lot of ideas - do another (better) leaf panel, return to the sunflower sculpture and complete it, do more 12"x12" panels in different designs, maybe try a new medium like 3-D printing... There are lots of possibilities. More to come...

Monday, November 9, 2015

Another Boat

Drawn from a detail of the painting A Cutter in a Strong Breeze by Charles Brooking

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Casting 12"x12" plaster tiles in Plastilina molds

And painting leaf panel - 2nd coat.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Quick Rendering and More Leaf Panels (Plus Painting)

This morning's rapid rendering of a rock:

Cast a few more leaf paneled and put the first layer of paint on one.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Calm Ship and New Leaf Panel

Colored pencil drawing from detail of Ships Threading the Thames Estuary Bereft of Wind by Charles Brooking, oil painting, eighteenth century.

Today, I started a new leaf panel model.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bell Tower with Tree and Broken Casting

Morning colored pencil drawing.

Broken second casting of leaf panel. I experimented with making it thinner and made it too thin.