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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

An Afternoon Lunch

Gouache Watercolor in my Strathmore Toned Gray 9” x 12” sketchbook.



After months of not being able to go anywhere this inviting little plant looked so refreshing!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Man vs. Beast

Man vs Beast - I guess you could call this a Covid-19 story. After spending 2 months not being able to see family members, or having to visit with them through glass, we finally got a chance to visit through the screen window (6+ ft. apart} at their house. While we were visiting, I noticed a neighborhood cat that came strolling by. I managed to snap this shot. My drawing isn’t totally accurate; however, I feel like it works. I liked the contrast of the man made car wheel next to the brave looking cat. It almost had a wild baby cougar look to it, but it just seemed to be a regular cat.



Thursday, April 2, 2020

Wild Experiment in Acrylics

Sheltering in place


This is what happens on about day seventeen of sheltering in place! You begin to make up your own outdoors and your own wild spring flowers!




On days 18 and 19, you begin to resort to a self-portrait challenge! More on that later.

And when you keep walking past your painting and seeing things in it that are bothering you. Now I see some shapes in the background that I liked better in the earlier version.



I hope to finish this experiment someday.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

WORKING IN SKETCHBOOK

Lately, I have been working in my sketchbooks. This is my latest drawing that I did in pastels of a photo that I took this past Thanksgiving week at a restaurant called Mi Familia in San Antonio.

Pastels on paper in sketchbook 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 2020

Winter can tend to be a good time to simply experiment with your art. I decided to take one particular pose and experiment using Zen Doodle designs in order to see how strongly design sets the tone of a drawing.

Of course I knew ahead of time that design has a very strong influence, but oftentimes seeing is really believing.

I personally like the softness of the second pose, but what if denoting strength was your objective?

Monday, November 25, 2019

What Comes After Inktober

What comes after Inktober?

Why the answer to that would be Thanksgiving, of course! In the meantime, I have taken some inspiration from Inktober and added it to the days of preparation for the upcoming holidays. Hope everyone is having an enjoyable end of the year, and a peaceful, non-stressful holiday season.

A few drawings I have done in my sketchbook for the past few weeks.