Thursday, December 13, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

So I have not posted anything for a while, but I have been working on a couple of things. I hope to post something new real soon. Here is another old one, found it going through some sketches.
On the drawing table now I have a color version of a previous sketch, also working on a large painting for our living room above the sofa. We have lived in this house for almost a year and do not have much on our walls yet. So I decided to paint something with lots of bright colors, see how that goes. Also been working on a portrait.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Sunday A.M. Sketch

Wanted to do a little something, Sunday morning, before I went back to work today, after having 8 days off. I still have not committed myself to draw daily, but I am working on it.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A very quick rhinoceros sketch

I tried to do a cartoonish rhinoceros, feel pretty good about it. Right now I'm keeping things loose. I would love to post something new daily, so far that is 2 days. Let's see what tomorrow brings.

..and another self portrait

For lack of not knowing what do sketch last night, I did another self portrait. Being on vacation from my real job this week, I am going to find some inspiration besides from catching up on my home projects and yard work.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

This sketch was done from a photo of a popular actor. Although it looks nothing like the actor, I think it is a very believable portrait.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Head of Greedo

Flipping through an old sketchbook, I found this doodle of Greedo's head. When I was very young, Star Wars characters were my main subject of my drawings.
...And a caricature of the man who created it all... 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bald Eagle

I really did not want to use this blog to post photos, but I had to share one more.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Common Loon

On vacation this week in Bar Harbor Maine, spent the afternoon in Acadia National Park. Just wanted to share this photogragh.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I like when I can capture some of the personality in a drawing. Here is little Otis waiting impatiently for  a treat.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A quick Batman

This is just a quick, from memory sketch. I used pencil, gel pen and a couple of markers. At least the Red Sox walked away with a victory tonight.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sketching during Red Sox rain delay

Just some random sketches, nobody in particular except the one in the upper right corner is sports writer  Peter Gammons

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

An old, new idea.

This was a pastel idea I was working on 10 years ago. Just came across it recently, and was thinking of working on it again, maybe a large scale oil or acrylic.  I took the photos of these arctic wolves from a zoo in Moncton Ca and new I would be painting and drawing them.

.....and one more.....

Found one more. This one is a colored pencil done on Bristol board.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The vault is now empty.....

About 15 to 20 years ago, I had been studying under a local New Bedford artist. He gave me a series of photos to work from, some well known pictures he pulled from magazines i guess. These were all done for practice, but I these are all I have left. Now I need to finish some new projects.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rhino study and some pencil sketches

The top is a study for the Rhino painting, the tiger is the original pencil sketch and the middle is another pencil of my little guy Otis.

Rhino in pencil

This was the original pencil sketch to the acrylic painting I had done years ago.

Another pastel from the vault...

This is something I was just able to scan in. I completed this back in the mid 90's, the moose image was taken from a magazine article.  I took photos with a 35mm camera to show some progression, I was really into pastels at that time. From doing this piece, I learned to use toned paper instead of toning a 16x20 gray board.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Something from an old sketchbook

The 1st six sketches were referenced from magazines and/or ads that I had come across, only done for the sake of drawing. The bottom sketch of the wolf is from my own photo. I have been doing a bit more drawing lately, but nothing I am comfortable posting. I have recently moved and most of my art supplies are still packed up. I am getting ready to unpack it all soon. It has been some time since I had a space to make any art.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

2 20 minute caricature sketches...

The top one is "The King" Elvis, and the other is Red Sox left fielder... Carl Crawford.....I hope he has a better 2012.  Lately I have been fascinated with caricature drawings and paintings. I plan on doing a few more of these in the near future. I need much more practice at my drawing in general. Over the last couple of years my drawing has been put aside, but I really missed it.  Sorry for the bad photography, I do not own a scanner yet.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My self portrait.

Just spent a boring afternoon with my sketchbook. I decided I would draw my own portrait. I really need to practice a bit more and get a haircut...