Monday, January 30, 2012

White Horse Tavern

Here is the layout for my next painting, I got a few things to take care of but this is the look of it. Day time scene, lots of light and color. I think it's going to be good.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Angie tries to finish her book before I can finish this sketch, it's a draw.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Urban Sketchers

I got my copy of this new book today, those of you who frequent this site from time to time will no doubt have heard or even visited this urban Sketches site for whicch I am a correspondent. Three of my drawings are featured it the book which is a great feeling. Visit the site by clicking HERE and buy the book.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Here is the start of a painting demo I'm doing for my rendering class. I really enjoy doing this kind of stuff.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Story Boards

Here are a couple of frames of a job I'm just finishing, these were not the final but a step along the way.
I'm working on my next batch of bar paintings right now, don't go away.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

VA Hospital Sketching

OK no t a sketch but I'm cleaning up my desktop and came across this, got to keep on keeping on today. This was taken in December after our annual sketching day at the VA hospital on 23rd st. I really enjoy this day and it mark the start of the holiday season for me.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Iain and Gills

I finished this one yesterday, pushing the vignette thing a little. Iain and Gill's love Pete's Tavern and here they are loving it again.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fanelli Cafe

I finished this one last night having started it in early September of last year. It feels good the wrap it up and get on to the next one. I think this was the hardest one yet but I learned some stuff that I can carry on to the other paintings in this series.
What a load off.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Till at Vazac's

Ok I skipped Saturday, I was in all day with plenty of opportunity but manged not to post. To make it up to you all, here is yet another till, my 18th such post, view the others by clicking on THIS. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, I'm off to find another till.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Quick Studies

Trying to get the pen flowing again.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


I'm not sure where to take this one but I don't think it's done.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Just a quickie, no big whoop.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Subway sketches

It's been a while for one of these, I've got plenty to share and I have to say I'm getting back in the swing of daily drawing. Happy Monday everyone.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


This is a job for one of my favorite clients, I always give them 3 images to choose from and usually they will go with the middle one. When doing sketches like this it's hard to know when to stop which is why I like to err on either side.
2 days, 2 posts, things are looking up.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bronze Medal Winner

Okay, this sight has become a bit of a joke lately, "Sketch of the Day" has come to mean sketch of the "whenever". It's is a new year however so I'm ready to renew my efforts, I have the drawings I just need to get back into the daily habit. I feel like I'm ready to take this on again so here we go.


This painting won a bronze medal at the Society of Illustrators West show which is a positive way to start the new year and a positive endorsement for my continuing bar project. The sketchbook part of which will be available this year as a book titled 'The Little Gem".

We'll see what happens but as far as I'm concerned I'm back. Hope you are all having a wonderful start to the new year.