Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bateau à vapeur

after Manet
ink, acrylic, watercolor

my sketch after a painting by Édouard Manet in Chicago (below)
I like this painting for it's directness and carefree, crude rendering of the water, smoke and boats. Yet there is also a fabulous sense of space, and with the arrangement of the boats, a sense of a brief passage of time.

"Steamboat Leaving Boulogne"
Édouard Manet, 1864
AIC collection page

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Crystal Cities: October 2014

A few Crystal City paintings from my sketchbook
October 2014.

Two boats
collage, mixed media

Tolling the Bell
collage, mixed media

colored pencil, ink

ink, watercolor

mixed media

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Church Doodles

My wife and I attend church regularly and I've been involved in many committees and boards at our church. But when I sit in that pew on Sunday mornings with all the music, prayers, sermons and fellowship, I doodle in my program. I look forward to the time I spend in that pew: just me and God: two creative blokes…
God hasn't outsmarted me and broken my pencil leads yet so until she does, I'll keep doodling. It's my way of being the best Rob there ever was — which I think is the point of the whole exercise anyway!


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