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.
Friday, March 9, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
With all the traveling I've had to do this past week, I didn't have a pre-planned location set up. I normally avoid chain types stores because they all tend to be cookie cutter sameness. With a lack of a better option the gals wanted to go there for a cup of coffee so off we went and I made the best of it. Watercolor in my journal.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Working on a page in my journal from our urban sketching session a couple of weeks ago. The group doesn't want to work outside when the weather is murky and foreboding. I was hoping to capture that element before it burned off. Avamere offered us a view from a third story building.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
I wanted to knock out a bunch of images for the upcoming Plein Air and Urban Sketching show at the St Helens Library coming up in May so I thought I'd work on some small pieces to highlight several areas around town. First of several paintings of the area.
4" x 8" hot press 140# Senneliers cotton paper
Monday, February 5, 2018
Originally I thought the two subjects were related since they feature the same location, just different focus areas. Experience has shown the images appeal to different interest groups so I made two different cards.
For the Timberline Lodge coloring book:
For the Newels of Timberline Lodge coloring book: