Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nick Kobyluch for JKPP

From this photo.

Heanu Kang for JKPP

From this photo.

Jane A for JKPP

I made this pencil portrait of Jane A from this photo.

Clearcut scene near Stevenson, WA

For Thanksgiving, we visited Katy's sister Margo. I drove up a logging road and made a watercolor of this clearcut area.

Guy in chair

On Thanksgiving morning I made this watercolor of my son, Guy. I did it fairly quickly and loosely.

Monday, November 24, 2014


I photographed this surveyor in Seattle and made this watercolor from the photo.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Life drawing with Abdel

Today our model at life drawing was Abdel and I enjoyed painting and sketching him.

This is probably my best effort of the day.

Friday, November 14, 2014

House and barn on Poulson Road

I made this sketch this morning on a cold and clear day. This is a beautiful house and barn on Poulson Road near Silverdale.

I made this 5x7 painting from the sketch I made this morning.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Anat Ronen for JKPP

From this photo.

Old Frontier Driveway #2

This is my second attempt at this scene. The first attempt is here.

Desert Rain

This was an experiment to show rain coming out of a cloudy sky, maybe in the desert. I have a new 2" flat brush that is helping me with these washes.

Young woman in ink

I've had a number of failures lately of portraits of young women. I can't seem to get the proportions of the face right. I think it's because there are so few wrinkles or creases to divide up the face. You have to figure out where to put the eyes in all that blank space. And I always seem to make the nose too long. I did this portrait in ink and I'm fairly pleased with the proportions.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Randall at Life Drawing

I made these sketches at life drawing on Friday.

15 minutes with watercolor pencil and wash. I like the proportions on the upper body. Couldn't seem to get that left leg properly.

I like this one because it uses three primary colors and leaves some white space. I'm just learning how to use watercolor on the figure.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Sketches from Diocesan Convention

This weekend I was at Diocesan Convention - sort of a church geek gathering - and made these sketches.