Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Here are some recent sketches done from the back seat of a car as we traveled from late afternoon on into the evening. I only had time to make a quick 10 second sketch in pen, and came back later with watercolor and pastels to finish them off.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Here are some study sketches I did last night for two commissions I am working on. The top one is of a cottage with a waterwheel secluded in a forest of trees. The bottom one is an outdoor restaurant with seating under a giant tree.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Here are two sketches of the Las Vegas Strip done from the Trump International Hotel. The top sketch was done in my Aquabee 9" x 6" sketchbook. The bottom one was done in an 11" x 14" Canson watercolor sketchbook.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I originally did this view of a bridge that crosses the Los Angeles River in pen and ink. While I liked it, I wanted a bit more drama so I added a stormy sky and some bright sun light striking the bridge support.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Here are a couple of sketches I did yesterday afternoon while just hanging out in the backyard. You don't need an awesome subject to inspire you - anything will do, and the more you practice, the better you will get.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Here are two paintings I did a while back, but wasn't quite pleased with. As time goes by, I learn new things, and sometimes have a fresh vision for a painting that has stumped me. I added bold and bright color to the top painting. In the bottom sketch, I added pen and ink and a few more selective washes to the sky and the darker tree areas. Coming back to an old painting is fun and quite satisfying.