Dr. Sketchy’s Asbury Park

Here are some of my more successful sketches from Asbury Park’s Dr. Sketchy’s session. The gorgeous models were Tricia Pain and Krissi Horan. The theme was Soviet Takeover. Beautiful costumes, and lots of red!

Twenty minute pose with Tricia and Krissi:

Ten minute Krissi pose:

Five minute Tricia poses:

 

Five minute Krissi poses:

 

 

Two minute Tricia pose:

Live Music

Nothing makes me want to create more than experiencing live music. Performance fills me with inspiration. Below is a drawing of my good friend Sean Breslin. Last Friday, he played at Grooveground. I was there, and so were a lot of my friends and family. It was a wonderful evening. Music brings people together in a way I’m not sure visual art can. If you get a chance, check out Sean’s music. Powerful stuff.

Suburban Sickness

I know it’s not the first time, I know it’s not the last time. This town is always there for me.

Please Take Me to Suburbia. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 7″ x 5.5″.

Unframed: $225.00

As always, click to enlarge image. It gets prettier that way.

The Rabbit

This adorable home is my last plein air painting of the season.

Le Lapin. Watercolor and ink on paper. 9″x12″.

SOLD

Glass Frog Studio and Boutique

I’m quite fond of my most recent commission. Below is a watercolor and ink painting of Glass Frog Studio and Boutique in Ocean City, New Jersey.

La Grenouille. Watercolor and ink on paper. 9″x12″.

SOLD

Same River Twice

Below are two watercolors of the same river. The top painting won first place at the 2010 Cumberland County Plein Air Competition hosted by Gallery 50 and the Cumberland County Cultural Alliance.

Always Changing. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $225.00

Always Flowing. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″x5″.

Unframed: $200.00

Three Years of Collingswood

Every August, Perkins Center for the Arts hosts a rendering contest. A building in Collingswood, NJ is chosen to be drawn. This is the third year I’ve participated in the competition. I am very thankful for this yearly opportunity to publicly paint with other artists in the area.

The first year (2008), I made this painting of a church on Haddon Avenue. Last year, the chosen building was the Collingswood PATCO station. My pencil rendering of its interior received second place.

Tickets, Please. Graphite on paper. 9″x12.”

Framed and ready to hang: $175.00

This year’s building was the Perkins Center for the Arts. I chose to work in the watercolor and ink pen style I’ve been experimenting with all summer.  Yesterday, my piece won first place in the painting category.

Perky. Watercolor and Ink on Paper. 8.5″ x5.”

SOLD

Click to enlarge image.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Hill

The following piece is a commissioned drawing of a couple.

Portrait of the Hills. Colored pencil on matte board. 9″x12″.

SOLD

Some preliminary sketches for the piece:

Perkins Center Show

This Sunday is the reception of the Perkins Center for the Arts’ 2009 Works on Paper show in Moorestown New Jersey. I have a piece entitled “Four Months in a Coffee Shop, Horizontal” that is to be on display.  The reception starts at one PM, and goes until four.

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