Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gasworks Park

Gasworks Park, a series of objects occupying space; incredible edges and details.
Now, I need to go back and finish; adding foreground, middle-ground and background.

Monday, August 17, 2009

working drawings

Basic structure, detail, atmosphere...

compostional study,

as well as a figure/ground study.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


form not content.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

august at the Virginia Inn, Seattle

'Further, the convention of line is much different from the convention of the painterly brush. One tends to be thin and delineatory, the other a juxtaposition of patches. Too much early attention to line can baffle the discovery of an effective pattern. Drawing can run interference on composition.'

I am considering this statement by
Robert Genn's twice weekly letter.

Since studying watercolor this Summer,
I am open to this; not quite convinced.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mindy Black

Mindy's incredible perception, traveling through Croatia. Wonderful documentation, great shorthand, sense of place and excellent use of editing.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


poetic illustration, luscious farm

mixing paint directly on paper

Mixing paint directly on paper
gives the illustration vibrancy and pure color.

Lopez Island is full of these vibrant colors and deep values.