The black shirt

Art, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Prismacolor, Sculptured Sketch, Self Portrait, selfie, Shadow, Victor Hugo

I wasn’t able to continue a long string of daily sketches because of a freelance job. Yesterday’s project took the entire day, which depleted my energy to illustrate. Sometimes, working for someone else will do that.


Art, Chicken, datiles rellenos,, Paella, Seafood, Shrimp, Spanish Food, Spanish Restaurant

An interpretation from the aftermath.

I didn’t eat paella today, but did enjoy datiles rellenos as always. Anything with dates and bacon has to be good. Paired with a bourbon cocktail and a Spanish bread pudding, I started my sketch.

Asking the server to leave the plates, I sketched under a hot/bright light, only to really see my work later. Painting is another story. The Koi watercolors are different from any I have used in the past. They feel muted, and am trying to find my “sweet spot”.

Here is the link ( to the restaurant. It is truly one of Louisville’s more pleasurable places to eat.