April 30, 2012

Weekly Target Visit

April 29, 2012


Quick sketch while waiting at the post office

April 28, 2012

Walking Around the Neighborhood

As I was drawing this house a hawk, or some other really big bird, caught and landed on a smaller bird. Then he just stood there. On the bird. As two of the small bird's buddies flew around making a lot of noise. The big bird stood there until the other birds flew away, then as it took off a mockingbird came after it! But I'm sure it got away to enjoy its dinner in peace.

I walked down Central then down Cooper and stopped in front of the House of Mews and drew this sleeping cat. That place stinks to high heaven, but all those cats in the window sure do draw the eye.

April 27, 2012


Here's the other reason I haven't been on here in a while. My dad passed away on April 13, and my brain has been elsewhere.
Over the past year he and I sent a sketchbook back and forth. He called me earlier this year and thanked me, saying the sketchbook and my encouragement had helped him get back into drawing and painting. Here is the last sketch he sent me...

April 26, 2012

Teaching a Painting Class

For the past six weeks I've been teaching a painting class at Flicker Street Studio on Tuesday nights, which is normally my Studio Night. Not much of my time was taken up by the class outside of Tuesday nights, as it didn't require too much preparation, but it did tend to take up space in my head, making it kind of hard to work on other projects during the six-week period. This is part of the reason you haven't seen me around here lately.  

It was worth the absence, though! It was incredibly rewarding work, and the students were fantastic. Here are some of the paintings my awesome students made...

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