Radioactive tap dance

art, artist, Chuck Berry Duck Walk, Donald Trump's Big Button, Nuclear Destruction, shoes

With a maniac in the White House hell-bent on nuclear destruction, there is no better time to plan my move. Shall it be a step from the 80s or a Chuck Berry duck walk? Either way, adequate footwear is a must for hot cinders, radioactive tap dancing or a cha cha cha.

Get me out of here! This is nuts.

Gnarl

Allergies, Architecture, Art, art, art, artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drawing, Gnarl, Mission Impossible, Spring, Tree, Twisted Tree

gnarl 2

What a great word! Gnarl perfectly describes the tree I stared at yesterday, while drinking a Coke and sketching. The gnarl has to have been years in the making, possibly without meddlesome pruning by “management”.

The time spent observing, was the perfect ending to a perfect day of food, weather and friends.

I debated leaving the drawing colorless, allowing the viewer to fill in the blanks. Possibly I should have.

Violetta

Art, art, cafe sketching, Caffe Classico Louisville, Italian Opera, ne più si può goder. Godiam c'invita un fervido accento lusighier., Tools, Vespa, Violetta

violetta

Tra voi tra voi saprò dividere
il tempo mio giocondo;
Tutto è follia nel mondo
Ciò che non è piacer.
Godiam, fugace e rapido
e’il gaudio dell’amore,
e’un fior che nasce e muore,
ne più si può goder.
Godiam c’invita un fervido
accento lusighier.

Violetta (as she sings to an impossible task)

Pots and pans

American Illustrator, Art, art, art, artist, Artist's Hands, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Calphalon, line art, New Year's Eve, Perspective Drawing, Pots and Pans

pots and pans

Challenged by a friend to draw the inside of a cabinet, I reluctantly opened several for “that cool perspective”. However, none really made me happy, until I started cooking dinner.

Voila!

Inside the cupboard was a masterpiece, several hanging precariously unbalanced. This was the last place I wanted to look and the first, worthy of sketching.

I used to have neighbors who banged their pots and pots on New Year’s Eve. Mmmmm, I think I’ll draw.

 

Kicking back

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kicking back

First day of winter break and I’m relaxed. It’s raining with a steady beat and my sketching is humming along.

During the week, I bought a drawing table for the first time. The kitchen has been “creative central”, but there are too many distractions and accidents in wait.

What a perfect day to try new colors from my friend Kathy, and see what they can do.

Pencil wash

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IMG_1763

Pencil wash sans ink. Yup, no fine lines, only pencil and a bit of Prismacolor, plus Dr. Ph. Martin watercolors.

Like it.

Out a window

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moretoday

Forever morning in a café, drinking, celebrating little peeks outside a window. I am side-by-side with a cute little number as the lines grow strong; they formulate in mind.

Perfect Fall; brown, red, scents up an espresso machine. Geese in a nearby cemetery, spooning each other for show.

Friends warming. Friends talking cha-cha.

After the line

1960s, Adoption, America, American Illustrator, Art, art, artist, Artist's Hands, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Bondage, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, Caffe Classico Louisville, Coffee, coffee cup, Coffee Shop, Halloween

retouch me

… came the form, came the thrill, came the life.