Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday Sketch

This is a brainstorming sketch I put together for  some illustrations I'm producing for promotional materials. I used photographs of the Spanish Steps for the model.

The image is produced in watercolor with pen and ink details. Have a lovely Thursday.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday Drawings

A couple of sketches for a Saturday post.

Iris Aquerelle pencils in sketchbook

Fig Leaf Pencil rubbing and spray paint sketch.

Have a nice holiday weekend.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday Sketches

Thank you to all of you who come by and check my blog even though I've been sporadic with my postings. I'm still feeling a little under the weather and struggling with 300 tons of concrete embeds and lintels to draw.

There is a family of crows that live in our neighborhood and has for years, raising family after family. I like to watch them and how their lives unfold throughout the year. For the comfort they give me in having their presence in my life I let them enjoy all the figs that they want in the late summer when the figs ripen even though it distresses my wife. So, here are sketches of crows.

Have a kind and gentle Tuesday.


Friday, May 15, 2009


It's been a lon-nnng week. A couple of sketches to wrap it all up.

Iris spray paint sketch.

Cockfight Oil pastel and conte sketch.

And a little music for Friday. Am I really this old.

Have an eventful Friday evening.


Thursday, May 14, 2009


Today I'm posting a couple of doodles I did when I started playing with collage and mixed media. They are somewhat planned. the materials are of course newsprint on a support with pencil drawing.

I apologize, I'm not clever enough to add subtext or hidden meaning in the content of the media. If you find some there, serendipity.

Have a restful and quiet Thursday evening.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Paintings

Two paintings from my early work.

Caladiums, Acrylic on panel.

Cathedral, Acrylic on canvas. As a draftsman I like to work with three point perspective. This is an early experiment exaggerating the perspective and adding some of the characteristics of technical drawing that can be very attractive.
Have an interesting Monday.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all. Here is a photograph of my Mom and her twin sister circa 1917. Mom is on the right.

This is a photo of Mom and me circa 1950.

Enjoy your mother on this Mother;s Day.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

King Tut

A quick post today in tribute to my wife Laura who, today, will bravely accompany 300 seventh graders on a field trip to the Carlos Museum's King Tut exhibit at the Atlanta Civic Center. The Carlos Museum's exhibit is an expanded version of the exhibit that has been on tour in the United States over the past couple of years.

She will come home tired. Have a lovely Thursday.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Early and Late

My apologies for not posting but, I have been a little under the weather for the past week. I will make a quick post today. First a drawing from my teenage years. My first car, Das Hindenberg.

And a more recent drawing on kraft paper in charcoal and pastel.

Although I haven't been posting I have been reading and following. I loved the posts by Martha Miller from The Artist Studio. Have a lovely Saturday.