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A Present

Working on this birthday present for a friend this week and next.  The man who made and gave me this incredible teapot for my birthday, just had his as well and this is my gift back to him: my interpretation…

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Jazz Band

Well, after yesterday's rather effusive entry I'm ready to move on : )  Visual vocabulary has been percolating for days after setting out to reset my thought process last week.  Today I was able to knock out two new drawings…

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First Dates

The great thing about first dates, well, those first dates with someone you are highly attracted to, is their sheer potential.  Everyone spends most of their efforts trying not to wear their heart on their sleeve.  They look for great…

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Happy Birthday Steve!

So at midnight tonight it will be my friend Steve Ray's birthday. He's a great fashion photographer from San Francisco, CA.  But what makes Steve really great is his wonderful empathy for those in need.  When I had a tough…

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Portrait in B

Today I took a break from the  experimental portraits to have some more relaxing fun that is just me.  This work would be scored in B on the Piano.   As I've been thinking and over-thinking new ideas with my…

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The decent of Zeus…

into the English Countryside where pour little church going women lay unsuspecting.  Zeus arrives from the night time sky with the moon at his back, riding his golden chariot which here, is more of a sail boat which also acts…

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Vase

  The anticipation of a rain filled day turned as blue sky suddenly emerged.  Despite this I was going to stay indoors and draw today.  One of the tough things about my schedule is that I get home so late…

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Walk the Dog

  Today I went to two outdoor antiques markets in Arlington.  One of them is across the street and the other is up the road about a mile.  One of the  fun things about tooling around Arlington is the great…

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On the Air

  I got this at work and have been meaning to draw it forever.  After a couple of test runs I am far more pleased with tonight's version.  This is charcoal.  A bit messier than the graphite I've been mainly…

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My Favorite Shoes

Drawing something completely different each day is a bit more difficult than I envisioned.  I was mentioning this the other day to some friends and one of them suggested I do my Converse Sneakers.  I replied, "That is a great…

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A good chair two

  Well this is the second stage of my Good Chair image.. the other is in the previous posts section.  Tonight I've added the tables and tea cup, book and flowers atop the carpets.  I will probably leave this one…

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Flowers for Mom

  My mother has been through a tough time lately and these days lives fairly far away.  She's been asking me to draw something for her forever and realized tonight what I would get for her if it could last…

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Magnolias

  Some of my favorite memories before the age of six are playing outside under the magnolia tree of the first house I grew up in on 35th street in Georgetown.  That lovely tree out front has recently gone missing.  I…

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