Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New grey sketchbook

I just started my new book. We'll see how I like working only in grey. Im not sure how it takes watercolor just yet.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The end of my book

There are the last few sketches of my recent book. A new one starts this week. It's the strathmore book of grey paper we were given at the symposium. I am looking forward to seeing what it brings.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Still sketching

Most of it has not been post worthy. But I am feeling like I should put something up to keep the momentum going.

So here are a few of the most recent sketches

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday sketching

Was at Java's this week.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Election night

Drawing the arrangement on the wall and the scene on the TV

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tiny roses

A small sketch Saturday night before the movie.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


My birthday chair. It's an Eames-ish chair made by Selig. Plus it rocks like a rocker!!!

Arturo Espinosa for JKPP

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New ink....

At the weekly sketchout we were talking about ink colors and after hearing Andy say be bought some brown I was reminded of the brown samples ordered. Them my girl reminded me of an empty flex pen I had in the studio. Put the two together and you get this sketch. Well , I couldn't find the samples so I ran up I Rochester Art Supply and picked up some Higgins brown pigmented drawing ink.

Yesterday was an extremely productive art day. I did this,a bunch of stop light sketches and made a costume.

Lets see what today brings...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday meetup

This week was at Java's on Gibbs. Thoughts about the night are on the sketch.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday- sketch a day

Something small while on the sofa

Friday, October 19, 2012

Talavera songwriters ( day 5)

Last night meg played at the talavera songwriters in the round with Jerry and Jim. Such great talent.
Here's a sketch. Unfinished maybe.. Not sure yet. I'm really going to try and sketch everyday. (Breaking only for slickness, like the other might)

It's kind of exciting :)

So here is day 5

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday night meetup 10.17.12 (day4)

Another good group. 7 this time. Here are a few sketches

Monday, October 15, 2012

Patricio Villarroel for JKPP (day2)

Second one for JKPP....
Second one for sketch a day

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sketch A Day: day 1

During the sketchcrawl a few of us talked about trying to sketch everyday and keeping each other accountable.

So here's mine from day one and the thoughts about it.

37 world wide sketchcrawl

Such a great time yesterday. There were 9 of us.

We started at 10 and I left at 3:30 with four remaining sketching soldiers ( :) manny)

I had one last sketch at church once I left. It's hard to stop after being submersed in all of that creativity.

Hopefully those locally can come to the next crawl or meetup.

Check out or rochestersketchcrawl.blogspot.

Happy sketching


Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I was in NYC this weekend (after leaving providence saturday morning) and had a hour or so to walk around and sketch before my friends got into town.
So I meandered down to W23rd and Broadway where there was a food courtyard set up. Everything smelled so good and people kept talking about mac-n-cheese :)

Providence RI

I was i n Providence this past Friday and had almot the whole day to walk around and sketch. Here are the results
not far from the Weston Hotel we stayed in.

this was done from two sides of the river. old architecture on one side and new modern on the other. such a different feel! ( down by RISD and Brown)

the last bits of the day

October 2 2012 sketchout/meetup

Two sketches from last weeks meet. The turn out has been fantastic!!! We've been getting more people each week :)  Stop on out if your in town. check out the meetup site and look for Rochester Sketch.

hope to see you next time.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wednesday Sketchout/ Meetup

Another great meetup/ sketchout this week. New faces which is nice. I think we were 8 in total. Its always nice to be creative with others.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

back in business

Whew, i was able to undelete my account and recover all of my content. That was scary!

So back to business.

The start of new book always begins with layin down my watercolor palette this time acompanied with some reflection.

Also posted is the first sketch.

That one started out as something different, took a BAD turn for the worse and then evolves into this.

Sometimes things dont come out the way you planned and that's ok :)

new book and testing

first this is to test my blog... al of my images have dissappeared........ crud

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday Meetup / sketchout

Yesterday was the first of hopfully many wednesday sketchouts with the meetup group and rochester sketchcrawl.
There were six of us in total. It felt good to create with other people.

Come on out....

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Beach Day

spent saturday afternoon at the beach with some friends. GREAT DAY!!!!


Playing around with different tools :)

i have a bunch of unscanned items in my book. I feel i am working through some style / technique things right now.

learning new techniques at the symposium was awesome, but now i seem to be struggling to find my way.

plus, my watercolors feel flat. so i am looking for a good book to get the basic techniques down. (any suggestions out there?)

also, I'm trying to find balance. I love the details in architecture, nature and most things. but at what point do i feel as if i am drafting? I have the new want to not only capture what i see but capture the feeling the essence of where i am. So, i have given myself permission to use my sketchbook as workbook of sorts. To worry less about making the book itself be a finished piece and let myself explore.

So, stayed tuned...

Friday, August 24, 2012