August 30, 2011

Studio Night

August 27, 2011

Last Day in Vancouver



August 26, 2011

More Vancouver

This one below I did at the Vancouver Art Gallery (museum!) in their great outdoor cafe. With that top right drawing I felt like I finally realized how to use my Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens. Finally!

The two gentlemen sitting to my right, who had been speaking Korean the entire time we sat there, noticed my drawings and spoke to me in English. They asked where I was from and when I said "the US, Tennessee," one of them said, "I've been there, to Memphis. I lived in Germantown for six months." Of course this Korean man living in Vancouver has a Memphis connection! You can find those connections all over the world.




















I did more pen drawings as Toby and I sat for hours at the Winking Judge pub watching the world go by.


August 25, 2011

Oops No Posting - Oh Well, Come See My Show!

I haven't posted in almost a week! Oops! I even have three more Vancouver sketches I didn't post. The reason? I have been staring at this every night and all weekend for weeks.



















Except there have been a variety of paintings spending time in that blank spot, as I've been finishing them up for my show at Flicker Street Studio in two weeks.

I'm so excited about this show and I hope you'll come see it. Here's a sneak peek at one of the paintings.













Hope you'll join us!
Go Change
Flicker Street Studio
74 Flicker Street, Memphis TN
Friday, September 9
6-9 PM

August 19, 2011

Vancouver Art Gallery

Best way to get over a sketching rut is to go on a trip. This is day 3, sketch 9, and only a third of the way through this day's sketches.

This is colored pencil and regular pencil.



August 18, 2011

Joan Miro and Salvador Dali

From a painting by Joan Miro and Salvador Dali's lobster phone at the Vancouver Gallery of Art. I meant to find out while I was there why it's called a gallery and not a museum. Because it's a museum, and an expensive one. The Surrealism show these were in was impressive.



August 17, 2011

That's Right, JAPADOG!



August 16, 2011

Testing My New Pen



August 15, 2011

Boats Off Granville Island



August 14, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Brother!

Today is my brother Richard's birthday.

I made this sketch on MY birthday 2 weeks ago, in Vancouver BC. The bottom portion is from Toby and me testing out pens. I bought the Cretacolor one.



August 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

My gift? A hotel room in Vancouver for 4 days.


August 12, 2011

August 11, 2011

Day 1 in Vancouver



August 10, 2011

Niece

She's way cuter than this in reality.



August 09, 2011

Hammock



August 08, 2011

Sketching Rut? Over.













Yes, it's another parking lot, but it's a different parking lot. Also since I work in East Memphis and therefore spend most of my time there, parking lots are difficult to avoid. Regardless, I'm really happy with this sketch.