Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Foreign Castle

Because I could not make the trip, I drew this simplified, fairy tale castle from a photograph. The structure is in Germany and it looks majestic and strong while the setting is very peaceful. Ink and watercolor.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Cluster Of Colored Boats

Colorful little row boats are shown floating idly and empty near a dock on the shore of a lake. There was junk in the boats but I eliminated the clutter inside each of them. Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Coit Tower Looms Above

The awesome Coit Tower structure looms above all other features on a hill in San Francisco. Seen from this angle, the tower looks massive as we look up the hill over the other structures and trees. Coit Tower is one of the major landmarks of this city. Watercolor. SOLD

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mission Bells

I can hear the bells ringing even if they may not ring anymore. The bell tower is such a neat, picturesque feature of mission architecture. The ringing of the bells communicated to those in the area that an event was taking place. So the bells became the messenger for everyone. Ink and watercolor on bristol. SOLD

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Dangers Of The Game

Baseball catchers of the past had much less protection compared to the one in this illustration. Today's catchers are protected much more. My illustration shows Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants crouched behind home plate as he awaits a pitch. With all this protection, nothing could protect him from a runner crashing into him and tearing up his leg during a ball game in May. Buster is gone for the season with this horrible injury. Ink, watercolor, Sharpie. SOLD

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A Mission Scene

Greenery at a mission in Arizona helps get the juices flowing in this desert scene. I like "green" when it comes to desert areas as I feel it makes things "look" and "seem" cooler. This painting was developed by applying watercolor washes to damp paper first. Once the washes dried, I applied my ink drawing. It's a fun technique but there is a lot of guess work as to where to apply the various washes. Try it sometime when you feel adventurous. Ink and watercolor.


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