Pandemic Painting #46

Inktober is over, so let’s get back to Pandemic Painting, this one being #46 in the series. I teach watercolor painting at the Arcelor Mittal Learning Center in Burns Harbor, Indiana. The set-up there is for union mill workers and they have a bunch of cool classes that our makers of steel can access. I’ve …

Pandemic Painting #47

Pandemic Painting #47 is done from a photo provided by my artist friend Diane Engel.My fall scenes are not usually painted with this much color but this turned out ok. We’ve had a very colorful fall season this year; now that we’re expecting that apple crispness in the air, it’s going to be 75 degrees …

INKTOBER 2020 DAY 5

Well, I found out yesterday (not really) that figures – even cartoon ones – are more difficult than landscapes. I took it easy on myself with this one but I’m still enjoying scribbling nature with a black line. I used a nifty Pentel STYLO pen for this – it has a pointy yet flexible plastic …

INKTOBER 2020 DAY 31

Halloween brings us to the end of Inktober, so I spent probably too much time on this one. With too many pens. This image and quote is from a Robert E. Howard CONAN story, “Beyond the Black River”. As Howard created the “Sword & Sorcery Heroic Fantasy Whatever You Call It” genre of literature by …

INKTOBER 2020 DAY 30

Halloween time for me always brings monsters to mind. And my quintessential monster has always been Frankenstein. Yeah yeah, I know – it’s Frankenstein’s “monster”, not the good doctor himself that we mean. For brevity’s sake, it’s Frankenstein. And it’s Boris Karloff’s monster that ranks Number 1 on my monster list.While Frankenstein the Movie is …

INKTOBER 2020 DAY 29

Well, as Inktober comes to an end, I’ll probably do monster/Halloween stuff on the 30th and 31st, so here’s a last look at the dunes. Actually, it IS a last look, as this scene was washed into the Lake Michigan Ocean earlier this year when the Beverly Shores beach was obliterated by wind and waves.I …

INKTOBER 2020 DAY 28.

Another scene featuring the Marauding Turkeys of the Tachtiris Farm. This one was a bit rushed, but I wanted it to be. Scribbling hard and fast, I wanted to bring it together quickly.As my artist friend Diane Engel says, I’m doing scribbles right. Well, I like to think so. Scribbles here courtesy of that neat-o Pentel STYLO …

INKTOBER 2020 DAY 27

Another West Beach scene here. There’s this little inland pond at the bottom of the dune cliffs that just looks neat. It supports a lot of plant life and wild life that reflects out to a viewer from the path. Just a lovely scene. I’ve painted this a couple of times and will paint it …

INKTOBER 2020 DAY 26

I did this ink drawing directly from an on-site pencil sketch I did over at Mount Baldy, part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park. It’s pretty cool to actually have a part of a National Park within the Michigan City city limits. Anyway, when I say I inked directly, I had the pencil sketch …

INKTOBER 2020 DAY 25

With the debacle of Pandemic Painting #45.5 in the rear view mirror, we’ll get back to Inktober Day 25. I took the easy way out today with a simple line drawing of a woman who you can pretty much tell what her occupation is. I did this drawing (MICRON PN and Pentel STYLO) from a …