Made a watercolor of this couple at Starbucks. Kind of interesting to get out the watercolors right there at the table. They were across the room and didn't notice what I was doing.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Wikipedia says, "USS Turner Joy was one of 18 Forrest Sherman-class destroyers of the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Charles Turner Joy USN. Commissioned in 1959, she spent her entire career in the Pacific." She's moored in the Bremerton Marina as a breakwater and a tourist attraction. Made this sketch in my Moleskine notebook on Saturday morning.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Post Alley is one of the narrow alleys near Pike Street Market that's filled with shops and restaurants. Lots of character here. I made this ink sketch in about 25 minutes, ran for the ferry and added color while I was on the ferry.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
From this photo. I made this watercolor after reading Watercolor Secrets by Charles Reid. I like the way Reid makes a light pencil sketch, then places his darks boldly, using complementary colors to bring out color harmonies.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
On the morning of the Fourth of July, I came to downtown Bremerton near the ferry terminal and found this guy playing his electric guitar outside Fraiche Cup Coffee. He was really good! I enjoyed listening to him as I drew him.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
In place of our regular meeting of the Poulsbo Artist League, we were invited to the home of Lisa Stowers for a plein air painting session. While the others painted the garden, I painted the painters. Lisa's home has beautiful gardens that were a pleasure to see and to paint. And there was something good to eat, too!'
Watercolor, 9 x 12 inches
Watercolor, 9 x 12 inches
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
While I was between meetings, I came to Pike Street Market in tha afternoon. It's always bustling with people and interesting things to draw. I made this watercolor sketch of the scene. 5 1/2 x 8 inches, Moleskine notebook.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Friday, June 02, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
Friday, May 05, 2017
I was pleased with this effort because it was a 10 minute pose, the last ten minutes of our session, and I quickly drew the figure and laid in some good washes.
20 minutes pose
The head is too big (or the body is too small). I have a tendency to do this.
Friday, April 28, 2017
I painted this one quickly and I like the spontaneity of it.
A nice job on the face but the proportions of the figure are out of whack.
The proportions of this painting are actually pretty good. Didn't have time to fill in more color.