Thursday, December 9, 2010

The littlest things

You know how every once in a while you do a sketch and it's one you really like? Well this is not much of a sketch in the sense of size , detail etc. But this is one of those sketches....

I was at friends house helping out with her son's project and did this quick while he worked.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Boulder Coffee

and a bit of sketching.....

Back in Cooperstown

Back again at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park. They have beautiful log cabins in the woods. #5 has a great view!

Monday, October 18, 2010


I stopped to sketch on the way to Meg's show tonight. The trees in the darkness caught my eye. I added the color when i got home that night.

Still using the new Hero M86


Looking out the window in the morning while waiting for the coffee to finish perking....

Playing with the new pen again and with the red onion that's now starts to sprout.

Below is a random little sketch while I was waiting. As I wrote I LOVE the Quin Gold. The scan does not do it justice at all!!

08 October 2010- There's no place like Gnome...

We've got this gnome in the den. He just hangs out in the corner and was begging to be drawn. I didn't have all the lights on which is why he has a stump for on arm. I didn't know you could actually see his hand.
Oh, also tested out my new Hero M86 pen on this and the next bunch of sketches. The more i use it the more i like it. you get such a variety of line widths from one pen. This is what the pen looks like.

03 October 2010 at the First Unitarian Church

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010


Last night at Java Joes


a few sketches from the other day

05September2010- my brother

My brother and freidns were up visting for the holiday weekend...this is an attempt to get him om paper. He moved in the first one so the out line was all i got. The second i just used the brush and paint

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rochester Sketchcrawl

Two of my sketches form the Rochester SketchCrawl back on August 14th.
We were down at Genesee Valley Park near the boat house, which i had to sketch. The othe is art of Bob, who was sitting in the grass next to me.

Monday, August 16, 2010

First Friday Rochester

These are a few of my sketches from the First Firday event at ROCO. Check out the Rocheter Sketchcrawl blog for more info and photos from the night.
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Monday, July 19, 2010

St.Croix 2010- and this is my 300th post

It's been two years since I had been to St.Croix and how it was nice to go back. Two weeks of rest, relaxation and great weather.

AND... this is my 300th post... wow, i can not belive how time has gone by. I've been a little lazy this past year but have plans to change that. I am intent on giving myself more sketching time and have also signed up for the sketchbook project. Check it out here - once all of the books are turned in they go on tour!!! I can't imagine how great it will be to go to one of the locations and be able to look at over two thousand sketchbooks....IN PERSON.... i better give myself a few days :)

Hospital Visit

Sketching with a friend

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trevor Flynn workshop

Hey out there..... I've been a bit lazy with regards to posting lately, but i havent stopped sketching.
I attended a kickin' workshop this past weekend by Trevor Flynn, at the Memorial Art Gallery. These are my sketches from that. ( I also went to the lecture on Thursday evening)
This link will explain lecture and workshop a bit.... once I get a few more mintues , i will go into detail. There were two days of the workshop and each was a little different.
Oh and there are so many cool thing coming up here in Rochester for us sketchers.
More soon.....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Boulder Coffee sketching 1 of 2

sitting at boulder again sketching with Rachel... the second skech will follow soon. Top left are syrup bottles i saw at the counter when ordering my vanilla chai.

pinapple and the new pen

My GF went antiquin with her mother last week and bought me a great old shaeffer fountain pen... it happen to have a cartridge in it still and i was able to find replacements for it. Being so excited about a new pen i decide i am going to draw with it. It writes well has a great line and nice weight (all this for only 2 bucks) now...the only thing is that the ink as you can see is not water proof. So the parts of the pinapple i did get to sketch (had to cut it up before i could finish) obviouslt bled and ran. I do not mind i but had i done the whole thing it would have been a mess. Now all i have to do is find a converter so i can fill it with some noodlers.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sketching at Boulder

a quiet friday night at Boulder...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Boulder Coffee sketching

I went to Boulder for a bit to sketch. One is looking out at the building across the street. It has two billboards on top that angle back towards eachother. the other sketch is of this sacred heart lamp that hangs from the ceiling. It was still light out so it wasn't on.

Monday, April 12, 2010

my bicycle (well part of it)

the talent show

Waiting for the talent show to start. i aded color the next wasnt until i was done did i realize that the color i added looked a but like the pattern and lighting that was shining on the stage curtain.

Waiting for my appointment

Monday, March 29, 2010

Rochester Sketchcrawl 03.27.10

Saturday was the Rochester Sketchcrawl. We started inside the library but with the sun shining we took to the streets. Walked over to St. Mary's and Washington Square park. Which has a stature of Lincoln...huh.....there were 5 sketchers and one photograhper. Not a bad turn out for March. Hoping to have some of the other sketchers sketches posted at the Rochester Sketchcrawl blog ( check it out.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Immanuel Baptist Church

We went to the Immanuel Baptist Church so see a how last week. Ihad never seen anyone play in a chruch before it was great.


I took a trip out to Vegas for a trade show a few weeks ago. Here are the sketches from that trip. Drawing faces are a new thing for me. In the past the only human head you saw was from behind. Using pencil to try and get over that. It's a slow process but i am starting to feel a little less scared :) .