Sunday, January 28, 2018

Call the Sheriff!

A drawing scanned from a sketchbook, colored in Adobe Illustrator. It reminds me that in junior high school I drew a comic strip called “The Sheriff of Dirt Gulch,” or something like that. Fortunately none of the evidence survives. (But I still like the name.)

Monday, January 15, 2018

Art of the Ukulele

Yes, I play a ukulele. Several of them. Along with a lot of other stringed instruments: guitar, mandolin, I even have a banjo!

Like watercolor painting, the ukulele is wonderfully portable. It is small enough to fit in the overhead container on an airplane. It looks harmless, but it is a great little tool to practice on, whether you are learning classical fingerings or blues riffs. I highly recommend getting one. (I actually have three.)

Below is a small drawing from one of my sketchbooks. I put it through my Adobe Illustrator processes: adding text, color and texture. I think it looks like me, except with even less hair.

Maybe I should start a band!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Yes, as a matter of fact, it is cold outside.

And it will be colder tomorrow!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas Recovery

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Bridge Over the Gunpowder

Snow today. It took about 2 1/2 hours to get home from work. It was dark when I got home, so I can't tell if the snow looks nice. Maybe on a hot day I'll post a painting of a snow scene. But right now I would rather have warm weather.

This painting is another of the series I did on the odd paper I mentioned previously. The bridge can be found where Harford road crosses the Gunpowder river in Baltimore county.

It was warm when I was there.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Same Paper, New Painting, Autumn Colors

Another painting from northern Pennsylvania. Using another sheet of the same paper mentioned previously. Standing on the hill behind Scott and Cheryl's house, you can see for miles. Looking down on the neighbor's farm. A buzzard's-eye view.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Another Painting, On Odd, Old Paper

Back in December I mentioned finding an old pad of paper. I was able to successfully fill each page with a painting. But I forgot to tell you about it! My apologies.

This one is a scene from northern Pennsylvania, a common source for some of my favorite things to paint. I like how the paint ran down the page and mingled with other colors.

I'll be sure to add the others shortly.