Just got back from a couple days in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North dakota. Above is a gif of a sketch I did overlaying a photo of the scene I sketched. I used a 9B pencil with a paper stump for blending. The wind was blowing 40 mph—oh the challenges of sketching on site in the elements.
My significant other quilts and gardens. She makes our hovel livable. I clutter the floors with unsold paintings and “experiments” in art. She is the truest of artist in this family.
Filed under Garden, Quilt
If you’re in the Bismarck, ND area on April 24th let’s say around 7 pm, make sure you take in the Shortcuts event. Visit the FaceBook Event page for more information. A great example of what a group of graphic designers can put together with no money, but a lot of creativity.
Years ago, I used to live next to the border between Canada and the U.S. This was pre-internet days and I didn’t have a TV, but I had a radio and it was tuned into the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). I discovered great artists and music like Bare Naked Ladies, Crash Test Dummies and Stan Rogers. I miss those days. However I got to relive them a tiny bit with the of discovery of another Canadian singer/songwriter I hadn’t heard before. Here is Kathleen Edwards from Ottawa performing my new favorite song “In State.”
Working on three illustrations that will full spreads for an issue of an upcoming publication. I will post once they are published and where you can obtain a copy. Top illustration is done in ink and watercolor. Bottom illustration is a rough experimenting with acrylic, graphite and watercolor. All three illustrations are editorial in nature.
After three major snow storms in December, we’ve seen a few of these characters around town.