Monday, April 27, 2009

Sketch Day 92 Wrong Number

Coleman "Wrong Number" Jones has been a mainstay on the Southern Blues Club circuit for nearly 50 years. His distinctive "let your little finger fly free" guitar style and hoarse in the throat singing has been sampled by everyone from Kool Moe Dee to Weezer. When asked about his nickname, Coleman remarked that "over the years of playin lotsa late night clubs you're bound to meet plenty of sweet, sweet special ladies.Only trouble was everytime I was ready to leave town one of them would always call and ask "are we gonna see each other again?" It was at this point I'd just say," Baby, you got the wrong number".

Thursday, April 23, 2009

S Day 91 No Common Sense

Basil was dog tired. He knew getting up for work in the morning would be hell.But when the call goes out for an all-night Twister party he answers the bell everytime.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sketch Day 90 The Prom

Gayle tried everything he could possibly think to do. Walked her cat, took her to Denny's ,bought her a Hall & Oats cassette...nothing worked. She still said "no" to the Prom.

Sketch Day 89 A few Heads

a couple of quick head studies before dinner tonight.Trying to play with proportions, light, all that artsy stuff...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sketch Day 88 The Meditate

I picked up my sketchbook tonight and it said "do I know you?"
This is an idea I thumbed out awhile ago...I like the whole meditation/serenity theme and plan on developing this further.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sketch Day 87 Spring Flowers

About this time of year people can often be heard remarking
'April showers bring May flowers'
However, not the good people of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. They realize this is only a
child's rhyme and nothing more.
The only flowers in the yards and parks of their quaint little
village have been carefully planted by Flowers by Chaz.
Been that way since 1952.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sketch Day 86 The Boxer

Recently I went to an estate sale and came away with some pretty awesome stuff. Some of which were art supplies! I bought an awesome travel easel, brushes, heavy duty aluminum paint box and a great 12 x 18 old sketchbook filled with 50 unused, slightly ochre patina colored pages . Can't wait to fill it!! What's also cool is that it's stamped "Ken McCallister, Dayton Ohio" which is where I bought all my art supplies when I first became a freelancer. Pretty nostalgic!
The boxer is a little different sketch for me . I tried to use more of a tone against tone approach in the drawing as opposed to a heavy line emphasis . I also held my pencil the "Drummond" way and sketched with it using a sideways motion in the drawing. Quite a challenge and a good way to break in a new "old" sketchbook.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sketch day 83 Time to Refuel!

wow not much left in the creative tank tonight. So I just drew some folks from a magazine and experimented with some different media. It happens.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sketch Day 81 Play Ball!

Monday is opening day for the Reds. This means it's time to turn on the radio and listen to Marty and the Cowboy call the games on those hot summer nights!

Friday, April 3, 2009

The paintings slowly coming...

well I've been working on several new pieces for myself and to help my rep freshen up my images on her site. I'll post more as I make progress . Each of these has probably an hour and a half in them so far.All are in acrylics.

Thursday, April 2, 2009