Mark your calendars for the show at the St Helens Library starting May 7th. We will be doing a presentation the last Thursday of the month on urban sketching and plein air painting. More details are coming.
Another one finished. Well maybe finished. There are a couple of things I would like to tweak but I'll set it aside and take a look at it with fresh eyes in a couple of days. 9-2/3" x 4-1/4" hot press 140# Senneliers cotton paper. Sennelier watercolors Holbein gouache
This one was a tough one for me. I don't normally incorporate cars in my designs. I actually bend over backwards to avoid having cars in my pieces but this location was all about cars. I sat across the street, drew the cars, erased the cars, redrew the cars and erased the cars. I repeated the process about ten times before deciding to make the best of what I had.
Emmert Motors St. Helens, OR 9-2/3" x 4-1/4" hot press 140# Senneliers cotton paper Sennelier watercolors Holbein gouache
When people comment I don't draw from my imagination I'm not at all offended. They probably don't realize I consider it a compliment. Going to college I started out in commercial art so I could make a living doing what I loved. Commercial art later grew to be known as graphic design. When I graduated with my BA degree, my emphasis was in illustration. So when you see my drawings and paintings - that realism is entirely on purpose. You could even say it was by design. 😊