Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

sailing the tropics

with a palm tree sailboat.  Drawn with a ballpoint pen.

the old paintbrush

This was the best paintbrush.  I used it for about five years.  It is now retired but still holds its position amongst the other tools.

Friday, October 24, 2014

boat people

Buzzards Bay Massachusetts is along the Cape Cod canal.  There are plenty of boats of all kinds in this part of the world.

After a long break from posting art, maybe it's time to share again.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

downtown

I love doing these silly little cityscapes.  My scanner is on the blitz so I had my artwork scanned at a Staples store.  I don't know what they did, but the images were very dithered and needed a bit of help from photoshop to make them presentable.

Monday, July 30, 2012

miles of inlanders at the beach

I am re-reading Moby Dick by Herman Melville.  It's appropriate reading now for being in his territory.  Here is a quote that made me laugh.  It's oh-so-true.

But look!  Here come the crowds, pacing straight for a dive. Strange!  Nothing will content them but the extremest limit of the lande; loitering under the shady lee of yonder warehouses will not sufice.  No.  The must get just as nigh the water as they possibly can without falling in.  And there they stand - miles of them- leagues.  Inlanders, all, they come from lanes and alleys, streets and avenues - north, east, south, and west.  Yet here they all unite.  Tell me, does the magnetic virtue of the needles of the compasses of all the ships attract them hither?
I've been drawing some people for practice.  Montage style is one of my favorite form of composition.
More people.