The Domino Sugar plant is one of the most recognizable landmarks on Baltimore’s Inner Harbour, a document from when the harbour was a commercial center rather than the tourist destination that it is now.
This past week the heat was turned up in Northern Virginia, so we’ve been spending more time indoors with the air conditioning blasting through the vents. While I think this drawing turned out fine I think it’s obvious that I’d much rather be drawing interesting things outside.
On Sunday we made our way to Jake’s family picnic in Philadelphia. It was a wonderful time as we got to see many family members that we don’t normally get to see and some that we don’t see nearly enough. I had planned to draw more than this one picture, but I was too busy […]
Jake and I went to a Star Party this past weekend at Sky Meadows State Park in Virginia and really we enjoyed it. The next Star Party is on August 13th.
Anyone who has ever driven along i495 in Northern Virginia will know this building…
Just a quick sketch drawn during lunch to celebrate the upcoming weekend.
I’ve seen this woman on the bus home many times and even though I’ve never really talked to her she seems like a very sad and introspective person. I tried to capture those elements in this drawing of her.
One of my new favorite museums on the Mall in D.C. is the National Museum of the American Indian. We’ve been there a few times now and I think we’re starting to find some favorite places in the museum to meditate and draw. The wall of pre-columbian statues is one of those places for me […]
We spent some time this past weekend at Cape Henry in Virginia Beach. The lighthouse on the right dates from 1791 and isn’t in use now while the lighthouse on the left is modern and is currently in use.
A new painting. I’d say it wasn’t entirely successful. Why is it that that it’s more difficult to paint those things that have the most meaning to you?
This morning a quick watercolor of a banana I had sitting on my desk. We like bananas in our house, but we often don’t get to eat an entire bunch before they turn completely black. That’s when Jake declares that it’s “banana bread time” and sets to mushing up the bananas for his yummy banana […]
I enjoyed drawing the last beetle so much I went out and bought a field guide to insects and drew this guy. When we were kids I remember letting them walk on my hands leaving trails of yellow goo behind them. Jake’s grandfather’s house is full of them. The six foot five inch Jacob is […]
I was inspired by Niff’s beetle drawing over at InkFinger to draw this guy. One of the great things about artistic communities is how we constantly inspire one another to try new things and see things differently. I found the original photo for this drawing at the Living Jewels web site and after some reflection […]
On Saturday while I waited for Jake to get his Scantron forms for his class I began to sketch this set of parking meters that were planted in front of the car. Later, at home, I took the pencil sketch and inked it with my Rotring Rapidoliner and a diluted India Ink wash and finished […]
Sure, I could spout all types of excuses, but believe me when I tell you that I have been thinking of you and fretting over you. Where have you been, Trish? Well, I’ve been trying new tools, new paper, new techniques, reading a lot of books on all types of subjects, we’ve spent some time […]
Since it has been asked – the man in the drawing is of Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle has been on my mind lately because I’ve been reading an autobiography of the man. “Teller of Tales,” by Daniel Stashower. My interest in Doyle comes by way of a long term love affair with the stories of […]
The Firefox Extentions I have installed right now are: Web Devleoper, Googlebar, Hotmail Tabs, IEView, Stumbleupon, WindowsUpdate, Hide Searchbar, Tab Clicking Options, Download Statusbar, Adblock, BugMeNot, URL id, Linkification, Always Remember Password, ColorZilla, Image Zoom, WeatherFox, and ReloadEvery.
With falls comes bulb planting season. This is the first year I’ve considered it. I remember watching my parents sort and plant bulbs in our yard and then seeing tulips come up through the snow in March.
Rain pouring down, fluorescent lights making me tired, John Prine singing “A bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down…” through the headphones, and I’m longing to be somewhere else.
This past weekend we took a trip to the Washington Ferry Farm. This is the plantation where George Washington spent his childhood and where he supposedly chopped down the cherry tree and then admitted to the deed. There are no buildings from Washington’s time there left, but there are some archaeological sites where the buildings […]
Lately I’ve been boring, I go to work and go home. For me this generally leads to being creatively blocked. Today I took a small step towards breaking free of the funk and went to lunch at the small deli next door that don’t usually go to. I drew this Coke machine. Sometimes all it […]