Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Woods on a Snowy Evening

Pen, ink wash and white ink on toned paper

Pen and ink drawing of snow falling against a backdrop of trees and kid’s backyard climbing structure.


Saturday, January 16, 2021

Ignorant Armies

Pencil drawing of battle scene with medieval-looking warriors fighting   with swords and spears.

And we are here as on a darkling plain,

Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,

Where ignorant armies clash by night.”

Matthew Arnold Dover Beach

Pencil sketch 3” x 5.5”

Thursday, December 31, 2020

50 years of sketchbooks

 

Bookshelf containing numerous sketchbooks of various sizes and colors, many with date labels on spines."


Filing away my latest sketchbook, I noticed that that oldest book on the shelf was from 1970. So there’s 50 years of sketching, cartooning, and doodling, as well as some blank books waiting to be filled.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Pyramus and Bossie

I glimpsed this moment of equi-bovine fraternization while driving down the road the other day. There was no time to stop and photograph it so I attempted to recreate it from memory.


Pen and ink sketch of horse and cow socializing over a fence.


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

 


I'm very pleased  to be included in the  third annual Small Works Show Exhibit 2020  presented by The Small Works Gallery at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA.

Due to the pandemic the show will be presented as a virtual experience online without any physical interaction.
The newly designed GCA website will be the platform to feature the artwork and all the promotions and sales will be handled online by GCA .
The Opening of this show will be presented on Saturday, December 5th at 5pm via streaming link. TBA shortly!
The shipping and/or pick up/delivery of the sold work will be handled directly with the artist.
The exhibit will open on December 5, 2020 and close December 31, 2020.
Featuring work by:
Mie Kurahara, Jen Delgado, Tom Raymo, Robert Markey, Steve Stankiewicz, Lahri Bond, Rachel Bellenoit, Jill Kovalchik, Dominique Thiebaut, Bernice Masse Rosenthal, Maddie McDougall, Erica Langevin, Hannah Rosenbaum, Matthew Mattingly, Becca Fite, Margaret Lloyd, Joanne Bell, Rochelle Shicoff, Jack Brown, Meredith Marciano, Bruce D. Chambers, Christina Giebner, David Barclay, Jessica Gorman, Betsy Koscher, Patricia Hinga, Bobbie Salthouse, Robert Salthouse, Marc Moses, and Vitek Kruta.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Finished making my new sketchbook. Here are some hitherto unpublished candid sketches from the old one, done before the pandemic. I’ve previously posted other sketches, watercolors, and toned paper drawings from this book and its predecessors.

Handmade sketchbook containing white, toned tan, toned gray, and watercolor paper, with mat knife, bone folder, glue, and dental floss.

Pen and ink drawing of woman gesturing, with glasses pushed up on forehead.

Pen and ink drawing of woman with chin resting on hand, pensive expression.

Pen and ink drawing of woman reading aloud (with the words “reading aloud”  visible on right).

Pen and ink drawing of woman looking down intently at phone.

Pen and ink drawing of woman with high hairdo smiling.

Pen and ink drawing of woman’s face from below.

Pen and ink drawing of woman with bandanna looking at phone.

Pen and ink drawing of man gesturing with arm raised.

 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Goalposts

I started this little sketch this gray and misty morning. I was struck by the way the goalposts showed light against the dark trees and dark against the sky. I had just been reading about this phenomenon, called “counterchange” in James Gurney’s book “Imaginative Realism” the night before, and here was a textbook case before my eyes! 

Ink wash and white ink sketch of athletic field with two goalposts against a background of bare trees and distant hills.