Monthly Archives: September 2008

Watercolor in St. Augustine

We went to St. Augustine, Florida a few weeks ago, and I took a picture of a window on a house/shop on St. George street.  This is a watercolor based on that picture.  While walking down St. George street, we went into an art gallery and there was a painting class in progress.  St. Augustine is full of art and galleries, so if you’re ever near Jacksonville, take a detour and spend a day in the old city.  You won’t regret it!

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Window on St. George street 9" x 12"

Window on St. George street 9

Abstract Art: Oil Pastel

Another creative urge hit me, so I broke out the oil pastels and a 9″ x 12″ piece of watercolor paper, then commenced to sit down and stare at the empty white paper, hoping something would inspire me.  Nothing came.  Minutes passed.  Staring at the paper, I saw the play of the shadows from my head, so I outlined them.  What follows is the result of those first strokes.  The piece practically drew itself.

Oil Pastel on Watercolor Paper

Oil Pastel on Watercolor Paper

Sarah Palin’s Thermos

Oh not really.  I thought it might be neat to see how many visitors I’d get if I mentioned Sarah Palin’s name.  Heck, while you’re here, look around.  I like to draw, paint, play, etc.  Maybe this could open a whole new world for you.

This is another meeting doodle.  This particular meeting took over 2 hours.  I had nothing else to do, and no, I wasn’t drawing this for the entire 2 hours.  I slept some, too.  It didn’t intentionally start out as something I’d post, but what the heck?  It’s my lunch break, and I’m hardley surrounded by art here, so I figured I’d post it.  The color was added with a simple wash of watercolor pencils – not too delicately, I might add (but you can see that anyway, right?).  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Pen & Watercolor on Paper