Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Vermont Art Event

Every few years I fly to Vermont to teach at an annual art workshop sponsored by Holbein.  Getting there is an all-day affair so I have a lot of time to sketch and paint. Here are some quick sketches from this year's trip. I arrived at LAX a few hours early, so I found a table at Ruby's Dinette and worked for a while.

I also like to get a seat in the waiting area with a good view of the action. And, there is always plenty of time to sketch the scene from inside the plane.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Garage Sale Sketch

We held a garage sale yesterday and during a break in the action, I did this quick sketch of the houses across the street. I used my Uniball Micro pen, a Pentel Sign Pen and Holbein transparent watercolor, adding a few splashes to give it some energy. This was done in my Aquabee Super Deluxe sketchbook.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Small Pasadena Paintngs

Here are two recent paintings I did of Pasadena. They were done on Arches hot press paper with a pen drawing and Holbein transparent watercolor with accents of white gouache. These are small paintings measuring 6" x 6". I will be mounting them to a 2" deep cradled hardboard panel.

San Diego Sketches

Here are a couple of sketches I did last weekend in San Diego. They are quick little studies done with a Sanford Uniball in an Aquabee Super Deluxe sketchbook. I will add some sparse color later in the studio.