Julius Meinl moved my hands

Cafe Sketch, julius meinl coffee, Transitions

Coffee always moves my hands in predictable ways. Even though I may look quite shaky, I flatten out for the line.

Go figure.

I love Julius Meinl coffee. It is probably the best “commercial” coffee that feels micro-roasted.

Hosta (giboshi)

American Illustrator, Art, artist, Badass Artist, Barry Comer Artist, Giboshi, Non-Variegated, Veriegated

I have a backyard full of hostas. They are in full sun and shade, marked by the variegated and non-variegated versions. I like them for their ease and how they fill an area with green. Plus, they are a living sculpture to watch, as they move in the wind.

Chair perspective

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afternoon 2

Hot on the trail of Summer, my friend Kathy and I sketched what we saw.

We were in the back of a very old mansion that used to be the University of Louisville School of Music. I was a student a long time ago, and have never forgotten the textured halls and tapestries on the walls. (http://www.lpts.edu/event-venues/gardencourt)

Flowered

American Illustrator, Art, artist, Artist's Hands, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Cafe Classico http://www.caffe-classico.com, Cafe Sketches, cafe sketching, Caffe Classico Louisville, Coffee Shop Flowers, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, Flowers

flowers

Sitting in front of me, I heard the whisper, the call. Draw us.

Cha-Cha.

Frontal

American Illustrator, Architecture, Art, artist, Autumn, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Bourbon, Chairs, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drawing, Expressionism, fabric, Fall Colors, Frontal, Full Frontal, Kentucky Bourbon, kunst-papier, kunst-papier sketchbooks, Love of the Line, Outdoor Furniture, Sunset

frontal

This evening was perfect with sun somewhat muted – the air almost crisp. Somewhere between now and 3 weeks from today, Fall will rise, leaving Summer’s discomfort.

The furniture on my front porch was not taken advantage of this year, and I wanted one last shot. After sketching, I came in, poured a bourbon and painted.

A perfect end for a fading day. A chair and cushion.

Patio table and chair

backyard landscaping, Patio furniture

Patio table copy

Hidden among the plants and bowl in foreground, is a patio table and chair. It was a challenge to get through the foliage and find the path.

Thank you Ashley. I thought I was off my chair obsession. (https://syncopatedeyeball.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/nice-chair/)

Backyard sketch…

Backyard Bushes, color, drawing, Illustration, Leaves, line art, weeds

weeds

… before the mosquitos ate me alive, I took chair and sketchbook for some Saturday fun. With book in lap and dog at my side, I contoured, impressed and painted lines. Even though I am technically not painting lines, I feel that I am with strokes and different pressures. In this way, my eyes see the depths of the subject and tactile patterns.

The sketch was non-stop flurry, which makes me feel energized for the day.

Whispered kisses and memories

Backyard Bushes, Burning Bush, Dogwood, drawing, dreams, Expressionism, Flowers, Friendship, Illustration, Spring Plants

flowering bush

Misty river flows along an ankle and feels of falling,

of blue jays swirling and whispered kisses and memories,

hushed quiet.

Flight my feathers of floating trails, among the leaves who fall.

Give me wind and vivid dreams tonight.

Infuse my memories.

2010 Barry Comer – Illustration 2015