Saturday, November 17, 2018

Marker Drawings 38


























                                                                                 



















Sketchbook Drawings
Sharpie markers, Magnum, king size, fine point, ultra fine point, 2017-18
sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)

More marker sketches.498,499,500,501

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Marker Drawings 37




















Sketchbook Drawings
Sharpie markers, Magnum, king size, fine point, ultra fine point, 2017-18
sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)

Here are a few more of the marker drawings. I haven't posted as much recently and have gotten behind but these were mostly done while sitting down at Laguna Art-A-Fair last year.494,495,496,497

Monday, August 6, 2018

Industrial Watercolor and Marker Sketch






































"Industrial Terrain"
watercolor on paper, 2017
9" x 15" (22.86cm x 38.1cm)

Sketchbook Drawings
Sharpie markers, Magnum, fine point, ultra fine point, 2016
sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)

Long time since a post!

Here is a watercolor painting I did from one of my marker sketches. I originally started it as a demo for the National Watercolor Society show at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center worked on it a bit down at Laguna Art-A-Fair and later put some final touches on it in my studio.
My work in that Muckenthaler show here and here.493

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Laguna Art-A-Fair 2017


















We are almost half way through Laguna Art-A-Fair and I am just getting around to posting. Busy.
Pics from Preview night. Friend Amanda Fish in her booth near mine and another friend Yuri Kuznetsov, standing center bottom photo, across from my booth.
Both great artists.
The layout was changed this year and is so much better for flow, seeing more booths from any given spot and not as confusing as before. Love it.

See my Laguna Art-A-Fair page here.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Nocturne from Marker Sketch







































"Suburb Nocturne"
watercolor on paper, 2016
4" x 7" (10.16cm x 17.78cm)

Marker sketches
black markers
sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)
Not for Sale

Here's a small watercolor from my marker sketches and another imagined nocturne landscape.
You can see the marker sketch original post here.
I am working from the marker sketches as an excuse to experiment in a variety of paint applications or treatment of the medium, taking my cue from the manner in which I drew with the marker.
The marker sketches were experimental in themselves and often were dictated the complexity of subject, my patience for careful study vs quick sketch and even by my mood at the time.

I am back to posting on a regular basis again so stay tuned. For now I will be posting these watercolors from the marker sketches.492


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Watercolor and its Marker Sketch







































"Tree w/ Lightning"
watercolor on paper, 2016
4" x 7" (10.16cm x 17.78cm)

Marker sketches
black and value markers
sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)
Not for Sale

A watercolor painted from one of my marker sketches, original post here.
Most of the marker sketches were done while sitting in my booth at Laguna Art-A-Fair the last two years.
These sketches allow me to draw from my imagination. It is drawing for the simple pleasure of drawing.
I also enjoy the marker because it is so direct and forces me think ahead while still having the freedom to let it flow onto the page. It is very much like watercolor since you must plan on preserving the light areas and whites of the paper.
As you can see the watercolor is stretched out horizontally from the marker version. Having done the marker sketch first allowed me to see the proportions and make adjustments before the painting. I decided it needed to be more elongated for its simple composition.
Maintaining the value pattern was important and in this one, the textural quality of the tree.491



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Marker Drawings 36 - LAAF Collector Thank You's





































Sharpie markers, Magnum, king size, fine point, ultra fine point, 2016
card 5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)

Drawn on the inside of the Thank You cards... to collectors who bought my work at Laguna Art-A-Fair 2016. I had a heck of a time photographing the glossy cards so forgive me if the image quality is not great. 485,486,487,488,489,490


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Marker Drawings 35




























Sketchbook Drawings
Sharpie markers, Magnum, king size, fine point, ultra fine point, 2016
sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)

I'm back up and running again after my computer debacle. We have come to rely on tech so much I felt a little lost without it. I was able to Restore System from backup after all and a few little glitches remain I'll have to fix but now all is working. Other than that I have to learn the new OS which I updated as well.
I will start more regular postings as soon as I can.
Here's some more marker sketches for now. 481,482,483,484



Saturday, November 12, 2016

Where have I been?

My hard drive crashed a month ago. Instantly no computer.
Really wierd. We expect it to be there always.
Yes I do have an iPad but it is the first version and likes to crash (shut off) while I'm using it but of course it likes to wait until I am in the middle of writing a comment, on your blog?, or researching or visiting the art sites I go to and especially while I was researching my computer woes and how to fix it.

Arrrrgh!

I got in there, replaced the hard drive with a better SSD but am still slowly restoring the system from the back up drive, with many annoying little snags along the way. Restore System with one click? Nooooo. I got message, something about there is not enough space on the new drive even though it was the same size as the old one.
Missed it by that much?! I should have went bigger with it.

Woe's.

I will get back to posting something soon. I am behind.
Stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Marker Drawings 34




























Sketchbook Drawings
Sharpie markers, Magnum, king size, fine point, ultra fine point, 2016
sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)

And a few more.477,478,479,480

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Marker Drawings 33




























Sketchbook Drawings
Sharpie markers, Magnum, fine point, ultra fine point, 2016
sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)

Once more, marker sketches primarily done at Laguna Art-A-Fair.473,474,475,476

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Marker Drawings 32




























Sketchbook Drawings
Sharpie markers, Magnum, fine point, ultra fine point, 2016
sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)


More booth drawings done while at LAAF this past summer. The third page down from top was done elsewhere.
469,470,471,472

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Marker Drawings 31 - LAAF Ephemera



























Sharpie markers, magnum, kingsize, fine point, ultra fine point, 2016
cup " (10.795cm) high
LAAF fan 8" x 8" (20.32cm x 20.32cm)
LAAF pamphlet 4¼" x 11"(10.795cm x 27.94cm)
envelopes 3½" x 6½" (8.89cm x 16.51cm) 

I'm a little behind in posting since Laguna Art-a-Fair ended over a week ago but none-the-less here are some more I did while down in Laguna.
I'll draw on anything I can get my hands on when the sketchbook is not handy and nothing laying around Laguna Art-A-Fair was safe from me and my markers. I joked with my fellow artists that if they stood still too long they would be next!

The cup was fun but drawing on a round cylindrical surface was a bit harder than I thought.

And again drawing with a near dry marker which yields that great soft-edged dry brush affect. Love it.
459,460,461,462,463,464,465,466,467,468