Thursday, May 5, 2016

I spent a little time last weekend adding colored primer to some old store-bought canvases in anticipation of getting out to do some plein air painting soon.  Not sure when I'll get the chance...but I sure want to.

Small painting of a cicada

This is an acrylic painting I did of a cicada about 15 years ago.  I found it recently in a stack of stuff.  It's about 6 x 10 inches, on museum mat board.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Louisville Skyline in Pen and Ink

This is a drawing I completed a while back (last summer, I think), but I set it aside to consider later, and then forgot about it.  I found it again recently, and decided I really liked it. The size is 10 x 14 inches.

I was interested in drawing the Louisville skyline, but it's a bit of a cliched subject around here.  So, I considered avenues to make it a somewhat fresher take on the scene.  I decided to make it an evening scene, with a large expanse of sky above it, and the moon.  I am pleased with the result.

Louisville Skyline, pen and ink, 10 x 14 inches

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Samoa cookie drawing



My 10-year-old daughter drew this cookie with a pencil and markers. When I first looked at it, I thought she had cut it out of a photo. I am impressed!  The white highlights on the chocolate stripes really accent the dimensionality, but she said that part was an accident.  I told her that fortunate accidents are a key component to many great works of art.