Saturday, June 29, 2013

A quiet night at Barnes and Noble

Our swamp cooler is busted.  For those who aren't familiar, a swamp cooler is a common energy-efficient alternative to a/c in dry areas like Colorado that don't experience heat extremes like Texas or Arizona.  For two a/c-dependent Texans (Linda and me), it's a pretty weak alternative.  Only now it doesn't even work, leaving us to appreciate the little it did do once upon a time.  So, we got out of the house Thursday night to find some climate-controlled digs and ended up at the Barnes and Noble about an hour before closing.  This is the sketch I did while Linda looked for art magazines.

Barnes and Noble, Westminster, CO

Then we got shakes at Sonic.  The end.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sketching in the heat

On a 90+ degree day, after walking around over a mile through downtown Denver looking for a place to sketch, I decided (wisely) to go indoors and get an iced coffee.  And whaddya know, there was this view.

Starbucks 16th St. Mall

Monday, June 24, 2013

Funnin' with perspective

And one non-participant.

First, the stick in the mud: East high School.
east high school

Now for the hi-jinx:

Press Coffee Co, Lakewood:
Press Coffee Co, Lakewood, CO

Inside the Tivoli Student Union, Metro State Campus, Denver:
tivoli student union 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lots more Stillman & Birn sketches


At 1pm on Saturday I'll be doing a Sketchbook show & tell at Meininger Art Supplies with Michael Kalman from Stillman & Birn.  I'll be showing a lot of the work I've been doing in my Stillman & Birns these past few months, so if you're in the area you should come and check it out!  In case you haven't noticed, I think these are great sketchbooks- easily the nicest I've ever worked in.  I've even tried out some new materials.  Here's a few of the sketches I'll be showing.

House in Capitol Hill, Denver

living room

Double Coffee pano

woman at starbucks

Starbucks Park Ave. Denver



29th and Umatilla

cherokee and 11th

metropolis coffee

black eye coffee


Friday, June 7, 2013

New Figures

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at Redline Denver

life drawing at DU

Detail:
detail

And some three-hour oil (yes oil) sketches I've done recently at some long-pose sessions.

Dominique

Soda