Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Projects

This week, I started taking a landscape class and restarted making pavers.
I also got down to the Tidal Basin in DC and drew the cherry blossoms.
The landscape class is a weekly workshop at the Schuler School of Fine art in Baltimore. The first day produced a half-finished landscape:

As stated, I've started making pavers again. I started by purchasing a 12"x12" concrete paver from Home Depot. Then I made a mold of it using Smooth-On Rebound 25 with a Smoothe-On Shell Shock mother mold. Into this mold, I then cast microcrystalline wax on which I will make designs. Then, I will make a mold of the wax paver with designs and cast multiple "fine art" pavers with designs on them.
All set up for mold making:

The finished mold with wax ready to be melted and poured into the mold:

The finished wax duplicate:

Lastly, I visited the famous cherry blossoms in Washington, DC and drew them:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fur and Feathers Show

Look for this piece (Lemurs) at the Fur and Feathers Exhibition at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore April 2-9.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Copy of Monet #2

Today, follow the advise of a landscape painter, I copied another early Monet: Le Port de Trouville.

My finished 5"x7" colored pencil:

The original Monet:

My palette:

My under painting:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Print Website

I just signed up for another website where people can order prints of my work:

I'll be adding images as we go...

Caged Tree

This morning's plein air drawing. 5"x7" colored pencil. Lamont Park, Washington, DC

My palette:

Photograph of the original view:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Property Commission

While in CA, I had the privilege of drawing a few landscapes of a property purchased by a couple with the intention of building a house on the land. They commissioned me to draw the land as it was prior to building. Here they are, all 5"x7" colored pencil.

Back to DC

Here are some of my 5"x7" colored pencil drawings from the past couple of weeks - one last one from CA, a Monet copy, and a few in DC.

Orinda, CA

Rabaut Park, DC

Copy of Monet, View at Rouelles, Le Havre

Don Juan's in Mount Pleasant, Washington, DC

Bridge over Rock Creek, Washington, DC

Friday, March 4, 2016

Images from the "Southern Tour"

Thanks to everyone in Houston, Dallas, and San Fransisco for making this trip great! A special thank you to my hosts and patrons. Here are some of the 5"x7" colored pencil drawings from the trip so far:

Orinda, CA

Dallas Farmers Market, TX

Fountain at Ferris Plaza Park in Downtown Dallas, TX

Abstraction of Glass Flower Display, Sugarland Imperial Market, Houston, TX

Magnolia Tree, Houston, TX

Discovery Green, Houston, TX

Houston Zoo, TX