Posts Tagged ‘Art’

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A Couple More Sketches

January 10, 2020

Here are a couple new sketches I made recently. The woman is drawn mostly from memory of a person I saw talking on her phone. She made a striking impression on me with her dark hair and complexion, wearing white against a white wall. The man is based on a photo of mine I took of my friend, Rene, reading a Western paperback.

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Two New Sketches

December 27, 2019

Yes, Yes, I’ve been bad for staying away too long. Too much work getting the new home in shape, but I will do better about posting more often. A whole new year’s ahead! May you have a happy one!

Here are two recent sketches to get me going. The drawing of my friend, Susan, is from an old series of photos of mine, with echoes of the illustrator Coles Phillips. The other is a from a quick sketch at an airport.

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Impeachment Hearing Sketches

November 20, 2019

Hey, this blog is alive again! Sorry for being offline for so long, but I’m getting all settled after the big move. I’m figuring out where everything has to go, and getting the art room arranged.

In the meantime, I’ve been listening to the big news of the last few days of the Impeachment Hearings. Thought I would make a few sketches as I sat in front of the TV. Here are a few of the people I drew – no political commentary, just faces. They are pencil drawings on letter-size paper.

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Appreciating the Art of Robert Meyers

October 12, 2019

Before I start off the subject of this post, I’d like to apologize for being absent for so long. I’ve been settling into a new home, and it has taken up all my time and attention.

In the meantime, please take a look at an artist who I greatly admire, Robert Meyers. Here are a few examples of illustrations he made for The Saturday Evening Post during the 1950’s. In the 60’s he transitioned into a fine artist of Western subjects, like many other illustrators of that era. You can read a little more about him at the Cowboy Artist’s of America site.

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New Drawing: Portrait of Roshida

September 21, 2019

A new drawing here to show you. This is a new friend, Roshida. It’s made with a charcoal pencil on 8.5 x 11″ paper.

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New Sketch: St Mary’s -Temple, TX

September 8, 2019

I believe I mentioned recently that I’m looking to move to new digs, and one area is up around Temple, TX. I was waiting to meet my realtor a few days ago to view some homes. He was running late, so I walked down to a nearby church and decided to bide my time sketching. I liked all the broad contrasting lines it had.

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Painting Final: Abel’s Cafe

August 30, 2019

I had finished this a few days ago, but couldn’t get time to photograph it until today. I added the wires up top, colored the side of the road, and touched up a few things. I wanted to try and keep this loose and sketchy.

On a personal note, I’m getting more interruptions lately as I’m in the process of moving to a new home, or will be as soon as I find it. Hunting for the right spot is time consuming, but making sure it has a good studio space is most important. Hopefully, I’ll nail down something soon.