Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Austin Places

Yesterday it was 100+ degrees but I really wanted to draw outside. I guess I miss New Hampshire and I know my lazy days of summer vacation are coming to a sad end. So I sat in the covered roof-top cafe at Central Market and looked down at the deck and playground area. The playground is a bearable place for kids to play outside this time of year because of the huge beautiful Live Oaks shading it. The other drawing is the inside of a coffee shop called Ruta Maya. I actually sketched it back in March during an open-mike event that Peter played at, but just recently added color.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Brookline and Arlington

After our fabulous
stay in New Hampshire, we went to urban Boston for a couple of days. I had a couple of opportunities to sketch: the plants in my sister-in-law's massage studio while she entertained Eamonn, and a house in Arlington. We had been walking around all day and ended up walking a mile or two on the Minuteman Trail and I was so tired that as soon as we got to our favorite park in Arlington I sat down and started drawing a house across the street. Eamonn found a tall tree stump to climb into and enjoy himself.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

On Island Pond

I just got back from a wonderful trip to New Hampshire and to Boston. In New Hampshire we stayed at a house on Island Pond, which is really a lake with islands in it. It was so beautiful and so relaxing that I did a bunch of sketches. It was a great opportunity to practice some landscapes.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Two more chairs

One is my back porch. the pen sprang a leak but I guess that's ok.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Two Chairs

If I lined up all of my chair drawings and paintings, would they reach the moon?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fancy Jacket

It's been a while, but today Eamonn and I sat down and did some painting together. He did five paintings in the time it took me to do this. Even then, I went back and added to it after he went to bed. We went to a home-made art show at a friend's last weekend and bought a little portrait he did, so I guess I am inspired by that. Also, have been looking at a Maira Kalman book with lots of funny portraits. Very dramatic people she painted from photographs.