Monday, February 22, 2010

More Bicycles - as requested

Some people have been asking for more bicycle drawings so here is something I've just done. A friend has lent me this beautiful "Limited" bike from the 70's. It's more delicate and refined than the other bicycles I've drawn to date. It has some beautiful components like the Campagnolo ("Campy") rear derailleur I've shown above. I'll be doing some looser sketches of this bike in the next few days.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fast Figure Drawings

We had an amazing guy model for the drawing group this week.

He did some poses where he made himself look like a character from a Dickensian novel.

Here are a few of my 1-2 minute gesture drawings in charcoal.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Urban Laundry Painting

This is the fifth painting I've done about the commercial laundry building just around the corner from my studio. You can see here several panels I had done from which I created the final "patchwork" painting. Some were omitted and some were cropped. I work on 1/4" plywood so I can trim the "mini-paintings" to suit the emerging composition. It's fun! The final painting measures 48" x 48".

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bicycle Silhouette

I pre-painted/stencilled a 24" x 24" wood panel and then created the image of a bike by painting the negative spaces (between the frame, wheels and spokes). The image is created with three colors of paint and some red chalk. The bike is an OS single-speed 29er. I'm still having fun!