Friday, October 28, 2011

Passing Time again...

....I'm beginning to enjoy the waiting around at Dr's offices or in this case surgery centers. I was there today for my partner who was getting some eye surgery done. I hung out in the reception area and then when the temp warmed up some, there was a nice little patio area to explore and sketch. There was a lot of bamboo to draw and I got to use my water brush for the first time. Surgery was successful and I got in some sketching time.  win-win.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Passing Time...

...while in a Dr's office can be very productive as long as I have my Moleskine pocket cahler and my 4 in 1 Bic Pen with me.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In the Works

 I'm enjoying working in my 6X9 spiral book. The size is just right for me right now. I also picked up a two pack, fine Sharpie black pens. The shade was slightly lighter than the Microns that I have been using so I'm testing them out with these two sketches. (they passed the water pre-test).  I'll be adding the water colors at some point but for now, I'm enjoying this stage.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gerda's World

My favorite place at my Cousin Gerda's home is in the back patio. She has different plants, a water pond and lots of cool trinkets to look at. Here's my attempt to capture some the patio. I also found out my sepia ink is not water proof. That will teach me to do some prior testing.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ramona, Ca

This is from a photograph I had taken a while ago while riding around the Ramona area. I've always had an attraction to water towers of any shape, size, town labeled or in the middle of a field.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

East Valley Series - #3

Unfinished and I think it has potential.
Early Monday am - Laundry day - start the wash, walk Harley (the dog), put the clothes in the dryers, draw/paint for 29 minutes and then fold the clothes. Either I draw faster, don't walk the dog or be ok with a to-be-continued unfinished piece. For now, I'll take the tbc. In the meantime, I'm checking out some UTube how to videos about using watercolors.  Works for me.

Lake Wolford #2

It was the perfect sunny day. Not too many fishing people out and the fish seemed to be somewhere else too.

Lake Wolford #1

Not really liking this one but what the heck, fresh air and some piece of mind brain's all worth it even if the outcome isn't great.  First time on a 9X12 cold press and it won't be my last.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

At the End of the Garden

...stands a hardy cactus. Five years ago it was our Christmas tree and at that time it almost measured a foot high and had maybe four arms hanging on it. I planted it outside and now it's well over five feet high with brother's and sister's and way too many arms to count. It definitely has become one of my favorite plants.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

East Valley Series - #2

While sitting in the car I sketched the tree out with pen then late in the day finished it with the water colors.

East Valley Series - #1

The early Sunday morning ritual is going to the laundromat for 2 hours. This Sunday, instead of reading during the in between times I decided to draw. Here's the beginnings of the business that's across the street from the laundromat.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rock On!

Add color? Yes or no.....ahhh, maybe next time.

The Rocky Hill in RB

I'm not totally happy with this one but I still like it.

The Hills in RB

While my partner was in the dr's office, I stayed outside in the parking lot with my journal and traveling water colors.

Ziggy Stardust

We picked up this little guy at the local humane society 2 years ago. He's a red mini-pin, smack full of energy which is why I had to take a picture of him to make this drawing. For some reason he had a worried look on his face.