Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Day Later

I'm getting closer but there is a way to go yet, for me the main concern is putting in the street lamp and transitioning into the sky.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cheese Shop

Here is another painting I'm working on, this is one session I'm trying to spend no more than two days on each but that is something I'll have to work for, right now I'm still learning the ropes.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


A quick drawing of Angie on the subway.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Portait With Hand

I cropped out the other hand in this one not because I didn't like it but because I didn't have the time to scan and join this morning. Off to work I go.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I'm back from Rhinebeck and the Duchess County Fair. It seems the recession is strong as by all accounts business was well down from years gone by. Eddy and I were selling caricatures and it was indeed a bear market. I would have stayed longer had there been enough action but not so my friends. What now? Back to the drawing board.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What, No Sketch?

I'm off for a couple of days but I have faith in your ability to carry on without me. Check back late on Thursday.....or not.

Monday, August 23, 2010


This is as far as I'm taking this one.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

City Scape

Here is the city scape I'm working on and I'm having quite a struggle with it. Click HERE to see my first pass at it. Progress not perfection.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Maybe I should break these up a little but they are a series after all. I'm still oil painting and will post some developments from that series soon. I'll be doing some caricature work at the Duchess County Fair in Rhinebeck next week so if you are in that area come by and sit for me.

Friday, August 20, 2010


One from yesterday's session. It was another good afternoon of drawing with model Jeramia and artist Peter Cusack.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Always with the snappy titles. I saw this one yesterday for five minutes.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Portait With Hands

What would you call it?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010


From the same session as Friday's post.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I didn't post yesterday because we were away in Frenchtown, New Jersey visiting friends. We were staying in this house. We had a great time but don't get me started in the Holland tunnel.

Friday, August 13, 2010


I don't know if that is the correct spelling but then names can be spelt is so many ways these day. I had a drawing session with Jeramia at Peter Cusack's studio yesterday and this in one of the drawings from that session. More to follow, as always.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Roof Top

Here is the other painting I'm working on. I think this is going to need two more sessions, the trick is going to be knowing when to stop. It's a view from my roof top in Crown Heights.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Crown Heights

Here is day one on another oil painting, this is Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This is the start of a series, fingers crossed.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I'm running out the door so I'm keeping things curt. She is a Lady and I'm late.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Dudes On A Train

For so they were.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I started this painting as homework and posted it in an unfinished state which you can see HERE This is about as far as I'm going to take this one but I'm started work on the next one today. This is going to be a long process of my learning how to manipulate oil paint but I'm looking forward to the journey.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


This sketch was done on the same journey as yesterday's sketch, in fact I finished 3 drawings in one 20 minute train ride which is a record for me and represents a change in my thinking about what makes a drawing, it wasn't conscious, merely part of what I hope will be an ongoing evolution. The oil painting class was a clear indication to me that the practice of continued drawing is starting to pay off. Happy Saturday, I'm breaking out the oil paints again today.

Friday, August 6, 2010


This is rather more of a caricature that I'm used to doing but I'm telling you, good people of the World, I was closer than you might think.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Nancy Whiskey Pub

This bar has a balcony section at the back which is a great place to draw an people watch, there is also a shuffleboard table and dart board, what else do you want?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Nancy Whiskey Pub

This one has to be in the book. It's on Lispenard St at West Broadway and it's a classic dive. I only recently came across it but is really sums up old New York. If you are popping into Pearl Paint for some supplies, stop off for a quickie. Come back tomorrow and I might take you inside.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Water Towers

This is a view from one of the windows in the Soho Grand Hotel, plenty of water towers here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Oil Study

This is the study that followed the other study which was preceded by the first study, so now you know.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Oil Study

This is the 2nd thing we were asked to do in class, this was just about color not drawing. It was a struggle to think of painting in those terms but it was all leading somewhere.