3 Eggs, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Lunch sketching on the left hand page, then a little road sketch while waiting for the tow truck to get my dead Jeep.
Sketching on the bus home from dropping off my busted car.
The lady sleeping was great-- she'd shift from one position to the next, and then right back again.
Drawing on the bus is catch as catch can-- very shaky.
Seattle light rail sketching. Much smoother than the bus.
Mostly lunch sketching, although if you look at the top right vignette, you'll note that the chairs are different. That scene is from a Caffé Vita on Capitol Hill here in Seattle.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
More jury duty pages...
I was able to go back the the Seattle Art Museum, just up the street from the King County Superior Court building.
I saw the Wyeth exhibit, and Art Under Attack. Wyeth was nice, but a small show. Art Under Attack showed artworks of which ~90% were complete dross (in my opinion). I'm not a purist by any stretch of the imagination-- I like a broad selection of modern contemporary conceptual art--- but really, most of this work was insufferably full of itself.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
(please mention title of painting in mail)
This is a blueberry farm on the Eastside in Bellevue-- on my way home from work.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Continuing sketchbook stuff...
A statue of a 2nd century Aphrodite, and some sketches on Seattle's fabulous new light rail.
The empty rectangles are my predrawn spaces for doing painting thumbnail sketches.
At Entai Beach Park in Bellevue, during an uncharacteristically hot day.
More lunch sketching at work...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I thought that as a change of pace, I'd devote weekend posts to sketching and drawing...
Click on the thumbnail image to see a larger picture.
I use a moleskine sketchbook that I have wrapped in a pencil carrier. The two fit like they were made for each other:
The moleskines aren't the greatest sketchbooks in the world (don't get me wrong, they're good or I wouldn't use them), but there's something about them; the heft, the solidity, style, that feels like it 'fits'. So that's what I use.
Drawing during an Ol' Time Social live music session at the Conor Byrne, here in Seattle.
The sleeping beauty is my girl, Mary Jo. In the lower left of the page you can see a thumbnail sketch for one of the Montana road trip paintings, Lookout Pass.
I have a tendency to start in the middle of the page and work out to the edges. Sometimes that leaves a lot of awkward space. The gas pump on the right page was a personal challenge to see how much I could get drawn while filling up at the station.
Left page is from the cafeteria at work, while the right is a medley while waiting for a haircut.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Figs #2, oil on canvas, 5" X 7", 2009
I'm a huge fan of Julian Merrow-Smith, and every now and again you have to try to get into the skin of your inspiration. Julian paints the most amazing figs I've seen...
This is a second painting of the batch of figs I bought down at the Pike Place Market. The whole basket ended up stuffed with bacon, goat cheese, and herbs from the garden, prepared to a recipe by Jerry Traunfield.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Missoula Curch, oil on canvas, 5" X 7", 2009
Last picture from the Montana road trip. We stayed in Missoula on our way back from Choteau, and this church was easily painted from the parking lot of a comfortable coffee place next to our motel. Quite a change from quiet rural backroads...
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Me in the Sweltering Heat, oil on canvas, 5" X 7", 2009
Every now and again I hack out a self portrait.
I'm the easiest/closest model to get, and while I haven't done as much figurative work as of late as I used to, I do like to keep my hand in it...
Night Sketch, oil on canvas, 4" X 4", 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I got most of this on canvas before the proverbial hit the fan. It was cold and windy.
The thunderclouds in the painting above had siblings that were right above me.
This pic is the scene immediately behind me: