Sunday, November 30, 2014

Neighbor's Tree

I have not had the opportunity to get out and sketch, so I have returned to a favorite subject, my neighbor's backyard tree. Even without the lush greenery of Spring/Summer it is still a majestic subject.

                                     Watercolor on 140 lbs paper 7x10

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nakashima Studio and Workshop

An overdue post: couple of weeks ago i did an open house tour of the George Nakashima Arts Building at his studio in New Hope PA. It's a gorgeous property and a hidden gem but the Arts Buiding is usually not open for public so it was a rare opportunity to look inside.

I didn't sketch there but made a couple of drawings around the property.
Arts Building:

View of the property:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day 2014

Veterans Day 2014 I stopped into the coffee spot in Hamilton, NJ frequented by many of our seniors. I saw a scene unfolding that I imagine was happening today all around the US. The Veterans were swapping stories of their wartime experiences and memories of those comrades in arms who passed on.

I took the opportunity to do a quick digital ink sketch on my Galaxy 2014 Note 10.1 inch device, using SketchBook Pro 2.9 by AutoDesk. Digital drawing is totally new to me and I'm just getting acquainted with the hardware and software. The most important feature for me is that I can use a stylus, like a pencil or brush, directly on the screen surface.