Sunday, December 4, 2016

Caught Lurking

My lens found this black cat lurking behind a house in Commerce. I liked the light, of course and the contrast of the dark feline.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Scratch The Surface

We were getting ready to leave Red Bud Isle and I decided to sketch this tree that was in the lake. I was attracted to the color contrast with the water.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Doing Aunties Hair

This is my niece doing my sister's hair. I took liberties with the colors. I did the initial drawing a few years ago. I just added color this year. I used a handmade paper by Shizen.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Caught In Thought

I saw this young man just standing with a book. I had to draw him before he left and I did. Like Pam and I, he did not have a pet (dog) with him. When he walked past me, I revealed my sketch. He was pleased.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Garden Path Austin

The preliminary work and structure of this painting were generated in the botanical gardens here in Austin. I worked with a Pentel brush pen on a copper panel. I liked the light and the flower bush in the background. I later added color from memory.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Flood Prevention

This is a scene inspired by the many little creeks that run through West Lake Hills, Texas. It's fun to watch the waters run through after the rains. To prepare, I did on sight sketches, watercolor paintings, I took and relied on a few photos. Pam has called it finished, so the brushes are holstered.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Snake To My Left

Pam and I went over to Redbud Isle the other day to explore. This sketch was done while I was watching a snake in the water to my left. A man was chasing his dog while the dog was trying to catch the snake. Pam, being the wiser one, walked away. You can tell that I was a bit harried in my strokes.