Across the Street

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″.

SOLD

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An Afternoon at the Honolulu 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.

Vegetables and Mile Stones

Below is a page from my wet sketchbook. It is a still life sampling of some fresh veggies.

Fresh Vegetables. Watercolor and pen on paper. 5″x8.5″.

Unframed: $75.00

My small mile stone is that, as of this morning, I have as many Twitter followers as I do Etsy hearts (615). I know that is a a triumph very few people can understand, but it makes me happy. The internet gives artists the wonderful opportunity to be seen.  It’s all we truly want. Thanks to sites like WordPress, Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter, my work is seen by thousands of people a month. Not many galleries can boast that kind of traffic. It must have been very frustrating to be an artist before the Internet.

What I’m trying to say is, thank you for taking the time out of your day to appreciate my work. It means a lot.

Product Placement

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.

Classroom

In celebration of the upcoming new school year, here are a couple of  sketches from my substitute teacher days.

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Mall Sketch

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A sketch of the outside of the mall.

Sketchy Scientists

Here is a study sheet for an old scientist.

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Sketchbook Saturday is off to a good start.

An Oldie But Goodie

A sketch I did of a snowy parking lot back in February.

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NFS

Sketchbook Saturday Ya Ta Daaaa!

Drew this while getting my oil changed.

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Stalling

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).

Unframed: $40.00

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