Sunday, February 25, 2007

San Francisco Street

Hillsides, quiet neighbor- hood streets, trees, plenty of green shrubs, a few cars parked on the street--all contribute to make up a typical San Francisco street scene.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Old Victorian

This post is another oldie from my past but updated with digital color. My drawings were very tight and detailed. I have tried to loosen up on some of my current work but I do like going back to this style where I just "noodled" for hours. I used Rapidograph Pens on Illustration Board.

Friday, February 16, 2007

River City Reflections

This city scene along a river projects beautiful reflections. This ink and watercolor painting portrays a very serene part of the day. The calm river meanders past the city structures so slowly the water looks like it is not moving. Hazy skies dim the evening sunlight where all colors are muted. Soon, it will be dark and the city will sleep.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Ivy Covered Library

You want mysterious? Try walking past a building like this late at night when you look up only to see a very dim light through one of the windows.

I could not pass on drawing this grand old library covered with lush, green ivy. I did this drawing many years ago and I used Rapidograph Pens on Illustration Board. The original was given away as a wedding gift.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Coit Tower-San Francisco

This tower on a hill is a San Francisco landmark. A wealthy admirer of the fire fighters of the devastating 1906 earthquake left funds to the city for future improvements. The donated funds were used for the construction of the 210-foot tall art deco Coit Tower at the top of Telegraph Hill. The tower’s design is reminiscent of a fire hose nozzle and was quite controversial. This pen and watercolor original painting was given to our friends Sharon and Miles who live in San Diego.

Monday, February 05, 2007


This little exercise to paint pansies was inspired by all of you other artists who show your flower paintings. This is unfinished but I am going no further now. I will look at it again in a couple of months to see if I should continue.SOLD

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hungarian Monument

The Citadella is one of the most exciting monuments in Budapest, Hungry. Built in 1854, the Citadella was the most despised structure in the city. The Austrians built this fortress to keep Budapest under their thumb. This structure sits on a hill and overlooks the entire city and the Danube River. I liked this online photo and proceeded to sketch it while looking at my computer screen. I used pencil first to get the basic structure and shapes, and drew in about half of the inkwork. I finished the remaining inkwork and watercolors at my drawing board.


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