August 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm (ink on paper, pen on paper, watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, asbury, ashmen, ave, avenue, awning, bench, building, business, city, color, draw, drawing, fashioned, home, ink, jen, local, new jersey, NJ, ocean, old, paint, painting, park, pen, perspective, shop, street, town, travel, tree, trees, vacation, watercolor
Asbury Avenue in Ocean City NJ has an out door painting competition every Wednesday of the summer. This past Wednesday I won second place with this painting. The painting was a particular challenge as I chose to sit across the street from the buildings I painted. Large vehicles kept parking in front of my subject matter. I learned a valuable lesson about vantage point.
Across the Street. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.
July 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm (ink on paper, pen on paper, Sketches)
Tags: animal, art, artist, bird, captivity, crocodile, draw, elephant, endangered, flamingo, gharial, gibbon, giraffe, green, hawaii, hippo, honolulu, ink, lemur, life, mammal, monkey, oahu, paper, park, reptile, sketch, tiger, travel, tree, turtle, zebra, zoo
Here are some sketches of animals I made at the Honolulu Zoo.
I was lucky enough to catch the elephants at their happiest, bath time.
The flamingoes in Hawaii are more orangey pink than the reddish pink I am used to seeing.
The turtles, lemurs, and gibbons shared a living space.
These hippoes were quite fond of one another.
The tigers were beyond gorgeous, but moved around the most, making drawing difficult.
Giraffes, zebra, and a rhino.
Before my trip to this zoo I did not know what a gharial was. Now I do and I sort of wish I didn’t. They are absolutely horrifying. Fun to draw, but horrifying.
I was so absorbed with the gharial section that I drew the trees around it.
July 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm (ink on paper, landscape, pen on paper, watercolor on paper)
Tags: air, art, artist, ashmen, blue, brush, city, clothes, coke, color, downtown, ink, jen, life, meter, ocean, open, outside, paint, painter, painting, paper, pen, plein air, scape, sidewalk, street, sun, timed, tree, wash, water, watercolor
Here is last night’s three hour painting of downtown Ocean City. I will be participating in their open air competition every Wednesday this summer except for next week. Let me know if you’re in the area on vacation. We can meet up for water ice, or a Coke if that’s your thing.
Product Placement. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.
Framed and ready to hang: $150.00
Click to enlarge image.
August 30, 2009 at 5:08 pm (pen on paper)
Tags: art, artist, back to, book, charis, classroom, computer, concrete, cross hatch, doodle, draw, interior, learn, life, line, poster, school, skecth, student, substitute, teacher, walls
In celebration of the upcoming new school year, here are a couple of sketches from my substitute teacher days.
May 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm (pen on paper)
Tags: amll, art, artist, black and white, building, doodle, drawing, grass, outside, paper, parking lot, pen, skecthbook, sketch, sky
A sketch of the outside of the mall.
April 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm (pen on paper)
Tags: albert einstein, art, artist, character, drawing, edward lorenz, ink, line, paper, pen, science, scientists, sketch, sketch book, study
Here is a study sheet for an old scientist.
Sketchbook Saturday is off to a good start.
April 18, 2009 at 4:09 pm (pen on paper)
Tags: art, artist, blue, book, diary, doodle, drawing, gas station, jen ashmen, journal, parking lot, pen, sketch, sketchbook saturday, snow, telephone wire, tree, white
A sketch I did of a snowy parking lot back in February.
April 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm (pen on paper, Sketches)
Tags: art, artist, ashmen, doodle, drawing, ink, jen, life, magazines, oil change, pen, plant, scribble, sketch, sketchbook, table, wait
Drew this while getting my oil changed.
September 12, 2008 at 2:03 am (pen on paper)
Tags: art, artist, black and white, blinds, curtain, dog toy, doodle, drawing, interior, jen ashmen, lamp, paper, pen, room, sketch, tarnished
Currently, I am having computer troubles. Here is another black and white sketch that has been up on my Etsy for a while. I promise steady, interesting material is coming soon.
Room of the Tarnished Lamp. Pen on paper. 11″x14″ (27.9cm x 35.6cm).
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