Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer in the Duwamish

Summer in the Duwamish:
Quiet, warm, thoughtful;
concentration on the Edges.


Summertime...get out and sketch!

Monday, June 29, 2009

a watercolor diagram

Camping at Salmon LaSac:
Treating the automobile as a wonderful
still life, a full collection of items.

Block in color,
finding some accuracies,
creating a watercolor diagram.

Sunny days, good friends, great food too!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

black bottle

Interior perspective views offer
many new challenges, much activity, many folks and detail.

Identification of Foreground, Middle-ground and Background
helps identify the full range of depth achievable
within any given view.

Structure(with the aid of a perspective point), Tone then Detail

Monday, June 22, 2009

perspective lessons

Perspective lessons on QA Ave:
includes 1 and 2 point perspective,
whirling dervishes
and diagonal vanishing points.

The perspective point(s) is another great tool
to assist in structure and accuracy.

Lay in people early in your drawings, aiding in an
incredible sense of space.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


The site needed color! Yes?

I will be taking 2 workshops this Summer in watercolor.

The practice will be challenging.

Two different locales: Two different outcomes

Two different locales: Two different outcomes

Finding the appropriate viewpoint can be important to the success of your drawing.
One uses all your senses when drawing, the smells, sounds, tastes, touch and views: especially the people around you, the street action; the dynamic can greatly influence success.

Success: an event that accomplishes its intended purpose.

(Success: sketching outdoors at the Virginia Inn.)

Friday, June 12, 2009

balance, joy, growth and spontaneity

balance, joy, growth and spontaneity

direction, a strategy, a road map

Naming a drawing
creates a direction, a strategy, and a road map.

Even signing, dating can be part of your composition.

This compositional study dealt with triangular balance with dark and light, as emphasis.


Study of composition is an important 'design' process in drawing, or painting or sculpture...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square:

detail, detail, detail....


Having 'A-HA' moments comes from all directions. Most powerfully are from those around you:making connections, weaving concepts, finding direction,  going down a path with intention. 

'80% of success is showing up.'   Woody Allen