Monday, November 23, 2020

Young Pigs

 


Young Pigs

 Daily sketching. Sketching posing characters found on a laptop screen. A substitute for life in these isolated times. 

8”x 6” ink and watercolor

Fountain Pen: Platinum Carbon fine point

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Almost Paisley


 

Almost Paisley

Sketching from childhood memories. A place my grandparents lived for a while. 

4”x 6” ink and watercolor

Fountain Pen: Platinum Carbon fine point

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Floor Dance



 Floor Dance

A dance from the floor.

A classical pose so

naturally preformed. 

  

Daily sketching. In these days of isolation, still sketching photos of strangers posing on my laptop screen. 

12”x 9” ink, oil sanguine, chalk and a bit of black graphite on tinted paper.

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Friday, November 20, 2020

Ignore



 Ignore

Disturbing a request 

for solitude.

 

Preliminary sketches. They have both been sketched into other illustrations a number of times, but never together again. A promise made to the gull obviously in need of Solitude.

10”x 7” ink and watercolor

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Almost Night


 

Almost Night

 

An evening sail.

A story almost

that disappears 

with the light. 

 

Doodling an evening sail to put off for a bit what I should be doing. 

4”x 6” ink and watercolor

Fountain Pen: Platinum Carbon fine point

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Nothing to Win

 


Nothing to Win

Another misunderstanding. 

Allusive goals created 

to make okay

harder to ignore. 

 

Daily drawing. Almost from life in these days of isolation. Sketched from photo on laptop screen.

10”x 11” ink and wash

Fountain Pen: Platinum Carbon fine point

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Almost Lost


 

Almost Lost

 Attempts continue to fail. 

So deep into the unknown 

yet still the decision

in the end to return.

 

Doodling with the futile intent to somehow be lost. It almost worked, for a while. 

4”x 6” ink and watercolor

Fountain Pen: Platinum Carbon fine point

Monday, November 16, 2020

Just Another Turn

 


Just Another Turn

Just another Monday 

doing more of the same. 

 

Daily sketching. In these days of isolation, still sketching photos of strangers posing on my laptop screen. 

12”x 9” ink, oil sanguine, chalk and a bit of black graphite on tinted paper.

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Two


 

Two 

Family sketching. Two granddaughters. Reference photo by a daughter. 

11”x 14” ink and watercolor

Fountain Pen: Platinum Carbon fine point

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Isolation

 


Isolation

From a distance.

Almost an escape

from the solitude

within distant walls. 

 

Doodling without a predetermined conscious reference or subject in mind. 

4”x 6” ink and watercolor

Fountain Pen: Platinum Carbon fine point

Friday, November 13, 2020

Sneak

 


Sneak

Could be an escape. 

Maybe, hopefully,

an unobserved return.

 

Daily sketching. Sketched from reference photos on a revolving stage in “Virtual Pose 3”. A substitute for life drawing. 

12”x 9” ink, oil sanguine, chalk and a bit of black graphite on tinted paper

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Before an Island Shore

 


Before an Island Shore

Quick escape sketch from before.

6”x 4” ink and watercolor

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink