Saturday, November 29, 2008

Random Thoughts

I was working on a new charcoal piece, but it was boring me to tears. I hate throwing away paper so I started doodling on it. Here is the end result. Charcoal and pastel.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Charcoal and conte crayon. Another picture from the wetcanvas reference library.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rasta Man

This image was from the Reference Image Library over at wetcanvas. Charcoal and conte crayon. 18" x 12" or close to it.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Man Sitting

Another from a series of pictures I took in NYC.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Okay, I gave in. Here is the watercolor I was working on.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Man Facing Right

I have been working on a half sheet watercolor for a week or so now. I have not liked the way it was coming out so I worked slower and slower. I do not like finishing something I start so I kept with it. I finished it tonight and .... blech!!!. Not for public viewing.

However, I whipped out this charcoal and like it much better than the water color.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Pa and Ma

No this is not my parents. They are two separate photos I got from my reference files. I bought some PICMA Graphic 2 pens. They have archival, waterproof inks. I used these for the inking. Then added a couple of drops of india ink.

The pens worked great. I can work fast and loose. I then added the watercolor. 1/4 sheet hot pressed.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Dripping Sunflower

I started this piece before the limes took over my life. 1/4 sheet hot pressed watercolor paper. Ink done with the eye dropper. Water colors added last.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Unofficial Lime 101

It has been nice taking a little break from art. I sure needed it. It was a joy to loaf around at night. Over at wetcanvas they asked for a photo of the lime which I provided. Then they started a group lime homage thread here I couldn't resist and posted a lime. Unofficially lime 101.

Here are the pictures of the lime.

And here is lime 101