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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

On the Road: Iceland


Iceland has many moods and faces.  This is a quick sketch in my A4 Moleskine Watercolor Album of Siglufjordur, a scenic fishing village on one of the island's northernmost points.  This was our overnight stop after a five-hour drive from Reykjavik, traversing about half the island's circumference.  More to come...

Saturday, November 5, 2016

DRAW DAT! in New Orleans!

The American Society of Landscape Architects' (ASLA's) Annual Meeting afforded me the opportunity to reassemble my team of world class instructors (Richard Alomar, Chip Sullivan, Bob Chipman) and to lead 40 talented and road-worthy landscape architects on a sketching exploration through the Big Easy we dubbed DRAW DAT!  We were assisted by Cap Caplinger, a New Orleans native and venerable design practioner, who kept us on the discovery route and on the good side of the City's many storied spirits.  I did a number of quick, on-location sketches (top) that will later be developed into mixed media studio paintings (bottom).  We passed a good time, ya'll...
A quick field sketch in my accordion-style sketchbook of Chartres Street at Jackson Square, with Professor Longhair watching over the festivities.


Same view developed further in the studio, with ink, watercolor and colored pencils.  This one went to a silent auction.