Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cape Florida Lighthouse

This was fun. The screenshot from Google streetview had lots of contrast but not much color so I drew on recent memories of colorful skies due to the Gorge fires to spark my imagination.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Front Row Seats

Time does fly when you're having a good time. Maybe with summer coming to a close, I'll find more time to paint. Here's a beach scene for this month's Virtual Paintout in Florida. May its natural beauty be soon restored and life return quickly to normalcy for those effected by the hurricane.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Awakening of Nature

From Google street view in a botanical garden in Buenos Aires (sculpture by Juan de Pari (1857-1931)).

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cleaning Fish

This sketch drawn with water soluble markers in my sketchbook refused to dissolve with water as it should have so was washed over with watercolor. Even the watercolor sunk into the paper so blending/moving the paint was impossible. Oh well, I kind of like its graphic nature.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Woman with a Shell Necklace

Haven't felt like painting for what seems like quite awhile, but happy I broke out the brushes today to paint this lady from Ghana via google street view. Usually street view images are blurred out for privacy but I was able to see her features just enough. The bright colors of her garments gave me a jolt I have been needing this long and grey winter.

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Another model from the Sktchy app. It has been many years since I sketched or painted from the model so I am delighted my old skills are getting a workout again. There are so many interesting people to choose from there too; it's a veritable candybox of choices to draw from.

Monday, February 13, 2017


Another Sktchy painting. I was initially attracted to the pink hair of the model but in drawing her, it was her expressive gaze which held me.