Monday, March 28, 2011

Cover Art for the new PNA newspaper, The Review

I was honored to provide the cover illustration for the Phinney Neighborhood Association's relaunch of their quarterly newspaper which is now known as, The Review.

Included here is the actual drawing which I then added color to with Photoshop.

And I am also including here what the illustration and story make reference to, The Beatle's landmark album, and a significant piece of pop culture, "Abbey Road." The PNA story is about a growing trend to find ways for older home owners to stay in their homes as they grow older through the help of a community network.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sketch: Smith Tower

Here is a quick sketch of Smith Tower. I will provide you with some more sketches as I go. At the moment, I am playing around with ideas from a recent visit to Smith Tower. So, you'll see more related stuff. You also have the photos down below. I hope to visit Tat's Deli again really soon. I don't really think to label myself as an "urban sketcher" but that is something I do a lot. Very natural thing to do.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sketch: On the Bus, 11 March 2011

On the #5 up Fremont. Nice, typical little piece. I've been in Seattle since 1993 and love to capture little moments in my sketchbook. Urban sketching, in particular, is a tradition with all kinds of artists, from painters to filmmakers to writers.

As I say, from time to time, if you're interested in any art, whether a painting or sketch, just drop me a line and we'll arrange something. You can always look me up or just reach me at inkwellspring at yahoo dot com.

Study for Painting: Out the Window

I'm working on a number of series, all different type of stuff. This one will be interesting for sure. Thought I'd share a little study piece. I will have some work up soon for a new show. I'll keep you posted.