Thinking in Paris

Thursday 18th October 2018

Thinking about Paris. I had a chance to do a quick minute sketch while roaming the Rodin gardens. Here’s my angle.




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Thursday 18th October 2018

Working on my Champs Elysees

Drafting my basic sketch of the street up to the Arc D'Triumph




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Thursday 4th October 2018


Model in class. Trying to get both the form and shadows. It’s tougher for me to see detail with glasses instead of my contact lenses. I also appreciate a photo as a model to which I can get really close.



The model permitted me to photograph her, so I did. This sketch is after taking a photo and working from a monotone version.

Perhaps I can work more on the tones next week.

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Thursday 20th September 2018

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I’ve been working several weeks on shades of gray. These grays have deep purples and some yellows in them. I’m trying to balance the muted tones of the water and vistas with the stark blackness of the umbrella and banisters.

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Monday 6th August 2018

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I worked in the class for only two hours instead of four because Yoga is scheduled on the same day. I’ve had to make choices, but I haven’t committed myself enough to paint.

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Abstract color painting

Monday 6th August 2018

I haven’t posted some of the abstract color work I did in July. I don’t thing is was as good as my work last year. But I should nonetheless post it for my record.

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Sunday 5th August 2018

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This is a charcoal drawing of a coffee shop in Clayton Georgia that we visited two years ago.

It was a nice place, rich in shades of brown. I may try it in oils soon.
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Artworks - Displaying what I’m working on

Wednesday 1st August 2018

I’ve been studying drawing and painting for the past few years. A retirement option to which I need to devote more time. I want to track my progress, but I’ve let some time pass, so now I need to catch up and post my work that I can review and look at from time to time.

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