Monday, June 23, 2008

Moreland Hardware

First in a new series of local scenes in Southeast Portland. Moreland Hardware is on Milwaukie Avenue in the Sellwood-Moreland area. I shop for my hardware needs at this locally owned and operated neighborhood establishment that is within easy walking distance of the house. In the 1970s when I got out of the Air Force I worked briefly for a True Value Hardware store in Turlock, California.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

ATC - Twin Rocks at Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Drawing in 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" format is fun and fast and yet challenging to scale down the drawing. This is my 3rd ATC and a variation on Twin Rocks.

Monday, June 16, 2008

ATC - Beach at Bandon

Here is my second ATC "Beach at Bandon" Bandon, Oregon in Prismacolor pencils. This is another variation of a previous drawing that I did for the Everyday in May series.

ATC - The Painted Hills

I haven't done any sketching in some time. I just haven't had the energy to do anything but I am wanting to change that. During a recent trip to the art store I noticed a tabletop rack of Strathmore's new cut to size ATC papers for sale. I picked up a package of Bristol and an assortment package to try my hand at doing some ATC's in the 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch size. Part of my kickstart to get back to drawing I chose a previous subject to draw my first ATC. The Painted Hills is the subject. In Prismacolor pencils.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Moonshine 2

Black Artagain paper with soft pastels. An experiment with black paper.

Moonshine 1

Black Artagain paper with Prismacolor pencils.

El Capitan

Here is a drawing that I considered doing for Everyday in May but chose not to because I was trying to maintain a northwest theme. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in California. Not far from where my California office is located.