‘Last Stand'(2018)


So called progress on an overworked sketch from two weeks ago. Done on the Fort to Sea Trail in Warrenton, Oregon. The day’s work was critiqued as having a split personality. The following attempt to improve the sketch show how to overwork a piece and not knowing when to say it’s done. Guess I’ll call it ‘Last Stand’. Think the dead trees are the remains of the huge storm of December 2007 that crippled the area.

‘Crab’ (2018)


Quick creation in Paper by 53 Pro on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Received an email from Paper touting the added features available in their Pro version. Always wanted different brush sizes so the yearly subscription of ten dollars is worth a try. A streak of orange watercolor seen in second photo had been sitting in one of my sketch books in Paper for several months so I thought I should do something with it. The smaller legs were obviously made using the cut and paste feature which is nice. More involved manipulation of the cut/paste capability would be nice in future updates.

‘Bells of Blue’ (2018)

Yesterday our Astoria Draw group met at Paradise Productions in Astoria (http://www.chrisbryant.net/) for our fortnightly sketching gathering. Some took advantage of the fabulous view of the Columbia River with its large anchored cargo ships and pilings and others choose subjects inside the gallery. Knowing that most would draw views of the river I walked several blocks away and found these flowers next to the curb. Something different. Tried to make it pop more than my previous sketches.

Happy New Year 2018

Let nature help you celebrate. No bloody polluting fireworks.