Sunday, October 31, 2010
As soon as I got home, I ordered a Clan Mackay t-shirt on line. This was a little line sketch from my new WC Moleskine sketchbook.
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Water color done as a class exercise.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Done in my Moleskine sketchbook in ink line , then watercolor tones added. Took about 45 minutes on site.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
It was a quick one hour painting in watercolor.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I set up a folding chair under the oaks and found a spot where the sunlight broke through the tree canopy. There was an interesting tree with a dry creek behind and I decided to paint that.
Watercolor on Fabriano 140lb block. Took about an hour. Beautiful and restful, a great use of an hour.
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I had a chance on Saturday to visit Himeji Castle while on business in Japan. Himeji is about 20 minutes south of Kobe by bullet train. They've started a multi-year resoration project on the castle, but fortunately the scaffolds are only over on the end of the West Bailey at this point, so the beautiful Keep is still a great subject for photos and sketching.
I sat by the main gate on a retaining wall and did this sketch in my Moleskine sketchbook. It was really cold and I was wearing a knit hat and had my scarf wrapped around my neck and face.
A number of Japanese tourists were curious and came by to look over my shoulder. One little lady smiled and clapped her hands together as she bowed. It was very cute. She only spoke Japanese and left me a little note that I couldn't read, but had translated later. It was a recommendation on another castle she thought I might like.
Friday, January 01, 2010
During this week off, I've been wanting to try another Pastel piece. I did not do this one outside, but did it from a photo from our backpack trip this summer. I'm posting it anyway as an example of experimentation in media. Actual size is 13x20 on gray Canson paper.