Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Between Lochs




Between Lochs

A stop on a road following high along the river valley between two lochs, from a tour in the Scottish Highlands a few days ago.
12”x 9” ink and watercolor

Monday, July 28, 2014

Abandoned Opening




Abandoned Opening


The opening is through the wall of the ruins of Kilchurn Castle on the northeastern shore of Loch Awe. We were touring a bit of the Scottish Highlands yesterday, mostly in the rain.
9”x 6” ink and watercolor 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

From A Train



Station From Train


Village From Train



Town From Train


River From Train


From A Train
We were on a train for a long time yesterday traveling from London to Edinburg.
I finished a novel.
I napped.
I tried taking photos of the countryside.
Trees, bush, hills, tunnels and bridges flashed by, blocking too often the perfect shots. Very frustrating.
So I sketched, attempting to memorize momentary views, as the train in a flash, passed them. After viewing the image, I would sketch, embellishing and letting the lines work through to a point when doing more didn’t seem right.
Then I would look out again and start another.

All: 5”x 3.5” fountain pen

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monument to Emily




Monument to Emily

This is the third and last sculpture I sketched this morning at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It will be the last for a while as we leave London tomorrow morning. The sculptor was Lawrence Macdonald. He completed it in 1850.
12”x 9” fountain pen and chalk on toned grey paper.

Neptune and Triton




Neptune and Triton

The second of three sculptures I sketched this morning at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The sculptor was Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini. He completed it in 1622 or 23.
9”x 12” fountain pen and chalk on toned grey paper