Those of you that know me have heard me complain about the traffic, crowds, etc. in Austin. I'm just getting older and probably cranky. I must admit that I enjoy painting the new buildings and construction. One can get lost in reflections. Its fun to see the old reflected and next to the new.
This is a spread from my larger Illo sketchbook. I was sitting on the grass over looking the beach at Mackenricher State Park just outside of Fort Bragg. It was foggy and very atmospheric. This was an attempt to capture that. Fog really forces you to see values.
This guy was the entertainment at a restaurant this past summer in Noyo harbor. I was able to get a quick sketch and photos while we waited for our orders. This painting was done from one of the photos. I was intrigued by the reflections in his sunglasses. I painted it on a piece of Fabriano watercolor paper which is my current favorite.
I did this sketchbook spread in Fort Bragg, California while sitting on a cliff over looking the beach. The person lying down had on jeans and wasn't paying too much attention to girls playing in the water. I used my larger Illo sketchbook with a fountain pen for the initial drawing and added watercolor later.
This is an image from one of my many favorite places to sketch in Fort Bragg, California, Noyo Harbor. People actually fish under the bridge. It's always fun to sketch the locals while they fish. One can find some very nice dining in this area also.
This painting started out as a sketch that I did in ink while Pam was driving over the San Rafael Bridge. I used some Canson drawing paper and randomly divided the paper into sections as I sketched. I added the pastel this week. Its always fun to work on these little sketches because they take me back to where I was when I did it.