Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This is a soft pastel piece that made it into the Women's Show at the Butler Institite Trumbull Branch a couple of years ago. It's one of the biggest shows that I was juried into (this was one of two pieces of mine that got into the show, the 2nd is in a frame and it's almost impossible to take a photo of it due to glare).
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This was a while ago, and I think that my style has developed a bit more over the years. I can see a lot of problems with this piece, though I do like the letterwork. Letters have always been my weakness; they often discourage me from painting or drawing a particular scene. I should work on them more, because I'll only get better if I keep doing it.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I wanted to draw something around my home last night and I decided to draw my Rhagdoll. This is from a great craftsperson that you used to see at the Ohio Mart every year, but I don't thinkt hat she's been there for the last couple of years. You can still buy her beautiful dolls by contacting her through her website or checking out what shows she'll be at.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I can't wait to see Karen's, because her's looked like a postcard with a whole scene sketched out.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I'd toned my moleskine paper with Montana Gold spray paint prior to going. Next time, I'll do it the night before, since all I could smell was the spray paint while I drew.
Somehow, the bridge came out looking very cute. Though, in reality, it's very industrial.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Went on the sketchcrawl again this week. I'd drawn enough whole buildings lately, so I decided to focus on something smaller this week. There was this little area of St. Clair where there was a Psychic storefront, a Subway sandwich shop (below street level), and what appeared to be a very expensive Italian restaurant that had a below street level entrance. I don't know what the pink thing is, but I drew it anyways.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Was up at 5:50am for no reason at all. After a quick trip to do paperwork at work, I went over to Steelyard Commons to draw the innerbelt. I took some liberties with the sky (it's actually mostly a hillside behind most of it).
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Feel free to join us next Sunday from 9am-10:30. Typically, we meet at the West 9th Phoenix Coffee. But, it's also important to check out the group's blog in order to see if the plans for meeting have changed. It's here.
This is the back of some of the buildings running along Superior. I thought it was interesting because of the ductwork coming down, but didn't realize until I was into it that it would mainly be windows. I need to work something other than windows next week.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Went to the Rockefeller Greenhouse with Tabitha to draw again today. She likes drawing in parks where there are flowers and trees. After several trips in and out of the greenhouse, we figured it was more comfortable drawing outside in the shade near the gazebo. Not realizing that it closed at 4, we didn't have a terrible amount of time to draw, so I focused on this one flower stalk, and she focused on a flower while also drawing a great bee.
It's way more comfortable there once you just ignore the bees. They really have no interest in you with all of those flowers around, afterall.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Then, moved to the east bank of the flats where, we settled in to sketch across the river on the west bank of the flats where lovers walk along the river, smelling the unique "fragrance" of the water. We did enjoy watching he mightiest tugboat pull some giant Canadian boat around the crooked turns of the river, as it blocked our view for about 15 minutes.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
This is Mallorca restaurant on West 9th as seen from across the street. I played with splattering masking fluid on this one, but I got a couple of major splotches, but not enough smaller ones. I also made a major mess by spilling it. It got all over my erasers. Luckily, I had a lot of paper towels for clean up. I've amassed a major bag of on-site sketching supplies now. I might even get a camper's stool soon.