Category Archives: Sketch

Doodling, Drawing, and Painting

Even when I’m not actively working on a painting, I sometimes doodle, sketch, or just play around with my paints. More often than not it doesn’t develop any further. Other times the initial sketch will become the idea for a painting, finished drawing, or linocut. ┬áHere are a few examples.

Even when I’m not actively working on a painting, I sometimes doodle, sketch, or just play around with my paints. More often than not it doesn’t develop any further. Other times the initial sketch will become the idea for a painting, finished drawing, or linocut.  Here are a few examples.

This first sketch I call “Blue Girl” is a quick Color pencil sketch i did just to try out some new colored pencils.

Blue Girl

This next one is a quick pencil sketch I did to pass the time when I was waiting on something. It is a cup my wife made me in a pottery class she took long ago.

Cup sketch

 This is a A quick pencil sketch of a Greek Fisherman . It was an idea for a painting I never did.

Greek Fisherman 

The next pencil sketchis also a quick study for a painting that was not done.

Jesus carrying a woman

This colored pencil sketch is a study of textures and found objects.

Outdoors sketch

 I did this next sketch way back in 1975 just for the fun of it. Someone saw me doing it and liked it so much that I gave it to them the second it was finished. I never saw it again.

Leopard sketch 

The next sketch is a study for what later became the oil painting “Osprey Breakfast”. I gave the painting away and it has since been lost.

Osprey Breakfast study

 The sketch below is ans unfinished sketch of the Peanut Island Coast Guard station I did in the early 1990′ while I was in the Navy Reserve. I was on the Island one day and did this at lunch, but never had time to finish it.

Peanut Island Coast Guard Station

 The watercolor sketch below is a study of a large pine tree in a park where I used to sometimes eat lunch. I did it to try out some new water color paints.

Pine Tree

 The charcoal sketch below was a quick study of a dead pine tree in a nature preserve.

dead tree

 The following pencil sketch is of  a retired Teddy bear that was sitting in our living room one night.

Boo Boo

The acrylic koi and Kanji on the feeders below inspired me to later do some colored marker pieces of koi and ultimately an acrylic painting called “Wabi Koi” which now belongs to my oldest son.

Koi Feeder