Monthly Archives: June 2012

Beach House

I’m in New Milton, Hampshire, England this week, and it’s work related, so there’s not a lot of time to sketch. However, I was able to sketch out a scene from the back patio of the B&B I’m staying at, the Beach House. It’s really beautiful here and the weather thus far has cooperated magnificently!

I finished with some watercolor then ink while laying around the hotel this evening.


1, 2, 3…

What a combination, huh?  A pepper grinder, two limes, and three bananas – a one, and a two, and a…  For the longest time they just sat there in the middle all alone until just the other day when I pounded it with watercolor.  I never feel like I’m finished with a piece, you know what I mean?  I must’ve looked at it for hours (not all at once, mind you).  Finally… micron pens to the scene.  Viola!

1, 2, 3. Watercolor & ink on 140lb paper (9″x7″)

The Storm

This has been in one of my watercolor field books for a while, and I’ve never been quite sure how to finish it off.  I recently bought a pack of Micron pens, and thought I’d put ’em to use with this messy blotch of watercolor.  The result:

Watercolor and ink on 140lb paper, 7″x9″

Woo-wee!, that’s BUSY!  Love the color, though.


Last night it was just me and the boys (my young sons).  Mamma was out for a while, so we decided we’d paint.  Our youngest son painted a rabbit and a flower, and our oldest son painted a cross with the words, “That’s a cross” painted in the empty white spaces.  I painted this:

Acrylic in the Moleskine sketchbook

Why so blue, Obama?  🙂  Well, blue… you know, the color of the democrats.  Guess I’m gonna have to do Romney next… in red, of course.

Johan Lindeberg

I still haven’t put a single mark in my Sketchbook Project sketchbook.  I had this thought that I would fill it with portraits of all my Twitter followers, and there are some really cool faces to do, let me tell ya.  When I got the idea, I had as a follower the famous fashion designer, Johan Lindeberg of Diesel and J. Lindeberg fame, and most recently BLK DNM, his new company.  I was very honored to have him as a follower.

Anyway, he’s got a very distinct look, and I thought I’d start the sketchbook with him because of that.  Plus, his thing is black, so I figured a black and white drawing would be easy enough.  I wanted to do a practice drawing in the Moleskine sketchbook, and have just finished that.

I was almost finished last night when I thought I’d Tweet it as it stood, and mention his handle, maybe DM him to let him know.  I tweeted it, but got my ego deflated a bit when I saw he no longer followed me.  You know what, though?  I’m good.  I’m not famous… YET!  I still admire the man for all he’s done and is doing, so Johan… we’re cool, brother.  🙂

I saw he’s going to London next week.  I’ll be there the week after.  Maybe we’ll cross paths somewhere.

Einstein Cup – Round 2

Seems I’m recycling here, huh?  Hey!  I’m a green artist!  Yeeeeaaahhh… OK, maybe not.  But…

I spend a lot of time on the phone some days.  This morning is like that.  Finished my cup of Joe earlier… nothing else to do at the moment… so, hey, I’ll mess with the cup s’more.

Why do I draw Einstein?  He’s on my desktop background…

Paper Towel – Now in Color

I kept walking by that silly little sketch I did last night on a paper towel (see last post), and I just can’t help myself. I can’t leave well enough alone. It’s a PAPER TOWEL for God’s sake! What do I do? Spend about 3 more minutes on it, adding color.