Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween Tree

Sort of a hell traffic day, I guess everyone wanted to get home to Trick or Treat.  I messed around with this tree.  I am not totally satisfied with it but it will do. Happy Halloween.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pippa the Pug or Happy Birthday Sister

Today is my baby sister's, Michele's birthday.  I won't say how old she is but one of her current babies is this Pug, Pippa, so I did this colored pencil sketch of her for the Sis.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Colored Pencil Harbor

This is another small study of water and boats with thunder clouds in the distance.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Welcome Back

I am back for the work trip and hopefully things will be a little calmer and I can get more artwork done.  I did not get much done of the trip but I did do this little pencil study of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Coconut Palm Sketch

I finished this up tonight.  I enjoy the challenge of these trees with the white fronds and dark fronds behind.  I like how it looks and gives depth.  So I am out on business travel and I will be posting intermittently for the next two weeks.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Palmetto Palms Sketch

I have been working on this on and off for the who;e week.  It is a little bit complicated and not a quick draw.  All pencil and sort of fun if a bit slow.  Enjoy it, I certainly do enjoy the draw and the relax.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hawaiian White Hibiscus Flower - Block-in

I started this Hawaiian White Hibiscus Flower Oil sketch this evening.  I have not been painting, just sketching so I decided to wet the brush this evening and start this up.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Happy Halloween - Part 2

I have further refined some of the tree and house detail.  I added cartoon like Trick or Treaters who represent my kids when they were little and their favorite Halloween costumes.  I need to add branch detail, stars and a few details here and there.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bristle Cone Pine Tree Sketch

More of the tree series.  This is a Bristle Cone Pine tree.  These are very old trees which grow at the timberline at nearly 10,000 feet.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Wind Swept Cypress tree sketch

Happy Saturday, tonight's or I guess this morning since I am posting this late, is a pencil sketch of a wind swept Cypress tree.  This tree is shaped by the wind and produces great graphic shapes for sketching.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Bar Art - The Stout

So we went to Calvert Brewery on this Friday night and I decided to draw my Milk Stout Beer in pencil. It was hard to not drink it and get it drawn but such is the drama of the artist life.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Live Oak Sketch

More of the tree series, I worked on this tonight.  The Live Oaks are down in South Carolina and are impressive.  They were used back in the sailing ship days for making the stout parts of the wooden ships to include the USS Constitution hence the name Old Ironsides.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Red Oak Sketch

I meant to post this last night.  I scanned it and then got distracted and forgot.  I was a little tired after regular work.  This was part of the nightly draw and relax.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Denton Maryland Pine Tree

This is another quick sketch done over the weekend.  This was out at Denton Maryland.  I took a break and sketched this in about 15 minutes.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tillghman Island Sunset Sketch

We took a day trip to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, to the Easton, St. Michaels, Tilghman Island area.  After a little BBQ, Wine Tasting, and Cream of Crab soup, we watched the sunset on Tilghman Island.  I did this sketch in pencil in the 15 minutes while the sun set.