Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Having spent the last few weeks unpacking and adjusting to our new condo home in Rockford, Michigan, I finally got out tonight, post dinner, and did this sketch of the Reading Book Store. The store is located in downtown Rockford and is a unique housing of books for sale that occupy the old building, an attached equally old passenger car, and a weathered old caboose. To say the least the store is interesting and adds flavor to the downtown area. So here's the sketch...it was nice to be out of the house and back working with pen in hand.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Another interesting fact is that this barber is the Grandfather of a young man named Collin Klein who was a Heisman Trophy candidate this past football season. I'm glad I stopped in and had the chance to visit with him. Very nice man and it was almost a step back in time. It looked as though not much has changed in the shop since it opened some 53 years ago.
Pen, ink & watercolor in a large watercolor Moleskine.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Also done from the balcony, looking across the neighbor's yard and beyond.
|In process: Zig Kure Taki set I've had for decades.|
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Our Monday sketch group met in Old Town today. It's was pretty chilly but the sun was glorious! I finally exerted some discipline and made myself sketch something a little different for me - buildings (well, building). The name of this florist is Green and its window expresses my delight that spring is finally getting to Chicago. I'm still loving working in my Stillman & Birn Beta series sketchbook.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This building used to be located at the couple's old house, used as an interior designer workshop by the wife. I once helped her with some sewing here, with it's huge work table, 2 sewing machines, and lots of bolts of fabric stored overhead. Now it has been transformed into a charming little home.
I found the tiny palette for sale on artist Maria Coryell-Martin's web site. For more info, go to my blog.