Secret Supermarket

Behind my laundry mat, there is a supermarket. The food is fresh and well priced. I would not know about this food market if it was not for my need to go on walks as my clothes dry. The store is called “Gokul: Indian Supermarket.” It is a beautiful building.

Secret Supermarket. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 7″.

Unframed: $175.00

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Constructive Drawing

After a week long break, I have returned to my bicycle landscape drawings. The drawing below is of a construction site on the border of Absecon and Oceanville. The vehicle is a Bobcat and I believe the house is being built by Community Construction.

This summer, I will be teaching classes at the the Noyes Museum of Art and the Hammonton Art Center. For class schedules, details, and pricing, click here. I am also hard at work helping the Mill Street Art Center get up and running.

They Are Building a Mansion Next to that Other Mansion. Ink on paper. 7″x5″.

Unframed: $75.00

The Playground Across the Street

Here is another drawing from my previously discussed bike adventures. The park across the street is quite wonderful. There is a cultural center, a baseball field, trees, and two separate play grounds. I may find myself spending a little more time there.

The Story of My Bike

Most of my childhood was spent on a bike. In fact, cycling was my main mode of transportation well into my young adulthood. That changed when my bike was stolen almost a decade ago. I got my driver’s license at twenty-one, and forgot all about the joys of peddling a bike around town.

Not this spring! I have a bicycle again. More importantly, I have a drawing book dedicated to bike ride landscapes and nature explorations. I feel my biggest hurdle as an artist is drawing the world outdoors. My style is quite organic. Add the chaos of natural growth, and you get very hectic art. The goals of these drawings are to either embrace my unstructured tendency or expel it. This is a challenge I am truly enjoying.

Expect many more landscape drawings and paintings in the weeks to come. Every time I bike ride, I’ll try to contribute to my little book of nature drawings.

This first drawing is from last week, right before spring really hit. The foliage you see is simply dry leaves left over from last autumn:

This, drawn yesterday, is spring in its early glory. The blossoms on the tree were white, the shrubbery was mostly yellow: