Tuesday, August 30, 2011

hand and leg

Always practicing what's close by.

pen and w/c on random paper pieces.

Monday, August 29, 2011

painting during the rain

Just playing.

Acrylic and w/c on 140# paper

Sunday, August 28, 2011

hanging around

waiting for the former Irene to move on.

The white aura in front of his face is actually a light image from the back side of the page. Scanning often brings up the unexpected.

Ink in the journal.

Friday, August 19, 2011

imagining the coast

Pen and w/c in the journal. A scene similar to what's on the Ogunquit shoreline.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

painted knee

I idly sketched my feet on the back of the cover of the Strathmore drawing pad--it's pebbly.

By the time I was done painting in (random colors), I liked the surface enough to post this.

Gray pen and w/c.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

reduced to sketching a guard rail

What was out the side window while I waited in the car.

Pen and w/c on 90# paper.

Monday, August 15, 2011

playing with flow

An abstract landscape of the mind, I guess.

w/c on 140# paper.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

the cheerful company of flowers

My friend Jan always buys fresh flowers for wherever she happens to be staying, no matter what water container she has to put them in. In this case, a tea pitcher.

Pen and w/c in the Bienfang sketchbook.

Friday, August 12, 2011

London furniture

Furniture in the rented London flat from our June vacation.

Pen and w/c in a Bienfang sketchbook.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

2 chaucers

More of the ever-present "cat on footstool"

Pencil on Strathmore drawing paper, cut out and pasted in a lined journal.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


Another drawing of a TIME cover of Charles DeGaulle, former President of France.

I added color. The original was in black and white. Pastel on 140# paper.

Monday, August 08, 2011


I found an old book of people who had been on TIME magazine covers. This is my pastel version of the cover drawing of Vladimir Horowitz, pianist.

I saw him perform in the mid-1970s, a memorable concert!

On 140# paper.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

notebook and leg

Upclose and personal.


Friday, August 05, 2011

Tweaking the new cover

The next journal volume is a brown Exacompta sketchbook (has gold-edged pages). The paper is slightly heavy with good tooth, similar to the Hand Book journal.

I found two of my random little abstracts to glue on the front and back for color.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

a young cow in Nepal

Drawn from a photo posted online. He was curled up on a red brick surface.

Pencil and w/c on Strathmore drawing paper.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Pausing a video

I found this guy in an old art documentary, "Paris: Making of the Modern." He wasn't sneering that I know of, but this is the moment I caught.

Pencil on Strathmore drawing paper.

Monday, August 01, 2011

being my own model

Another leg drawing--painted in rather strange shades of flesh.

pen and w/c.