Saturday, January 26, 2008

My son Craig prevailed upon me to post these. I had done them earlier in the year and had not put them up. The Hidden Valley sketch was done sitting on the side of the road with Craig sitting on the other side as I painted him in the post from last May.

The Duck Creek meadow was done on our Smith Family reunion trip this last July. I sat on the dam with the lake behind me.

Both are water colors done on 140 pound Arches cold pressed block. There are parts of the sketches I like and some I was less happy with but here they are.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Singapore Roadside

I had a few hours before I had to leave for the airport, so I walked a few blocks south of the Hilton and found these cool trees near a private school. Everything is tropical and the trees have ferns and vines growing on them.

I did this in 15 minutes with water soluble pens on a 6x9 sketchpad

Singapore construction site

I sketch-painted this construction site while I was in Singapore. There aren't many wood frame buildings there and much of the old stuff has been replaced by new high rise construction.

7x10 on 140 Arches cold pressed WC block

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Broken Wagon, Paramount Ranch

Craig qnd I went to Paramount Ranch and did sketchpainting in Gouache. I tried two, but the first wqs too ambitious in size and detail and I ran out of time and didn't want to post it as it was not really finished enough. I did a quick painting of an old broken wagon in front of a barn. It was about 30 minutes and painted pretty directly. Not too large, about 5 x 7 inches. Painted on cold press illustration board.

Great day to sit outside! Paramount Ranch was an inspiration an we plan on going back soon.