Monday, November 26, 2007

Lush Forest

Totally imaginary painting of a lush forest scene. I looked at several forest photos and came of with this wet, loose rendition of my own. While the actual painting is really of "nothing", the image reduced down and put onto note cards is very attractive and sold well at my last art show. Ink and watercolor, 5" x 7".

Friday, November 23, 2007

Roseville Tower Theater

This old theater marquee still stands in Roseville. The facility is now used by local actors for plays and other events. I remember this building when I was little. At night, the bright lights made the downtown area beautifully exciting. The building seemed so huge, but it really is not. There was a Foster Freeze next to it and my Mom and Dad would treat us to root beer floats. Many of these beautiful marquees have gone by the wayside. I wish they were all renovated and still in use. This one will stand forever in my mind. Micron, Faber Castell "Shades of Gray".

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Cool Springs Station

The rebuilt Cool Springs station is now a gift shop offering souvenirs and one-of-a-kind Cool Springs memorabilia. Cool Springs is located about 20 miles west of Kingman, Arizona on Route 66. After driving many miles through "nothing" you arrive at this little station which is located "nowhere". The quietness, the eerie howling wind and the looming mountain can easily whip up any superstitions you may have in lonely regions. Micron and Pilot pens and Faber Castell "Shades of Grey" brush pens, watercolor, 10" x 13" on Strathmore Smooth Bristol.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Red Trees

Colorful trees with brilliant red and orange leaves rustle in the wind. These leaves are rapidly falling and soon will be scattered on the ground. The trees can then survive another cold, long winter. But never fear, the warmth of spring time will allow the new buds to appear in bright yellow greens. Ink and watercolor, 11" x 14". SOLD

Friday, November 02, 2007

That Time Of The Year

An old football drawing done many years ago displays a different style of ink drawing--with many more lines and strokes. This was drawn from an old Sports Illustrated photograph when all I ever did was draw athletic-related events. I like this drawing because the ball carrier shows so much action and movement. Yes, it's that time of the year for football. Drawn with Rapidograph pens, watercolor washes.


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