Monday, September 29, 2014


This is Marisol. She is an urban sketching friend and she lives in Madrid.

9"x12" pencil and watercolor.

Friday, September 26, 2014


This is Miguel. He is an urban sketching friend that I met in Santo Domingo a couple of years ago. He lives in Barcelona, Spain.

9"x12" watercolor and pencil with Artrage.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


This is JoseMaria. He is an urban sketching friend and he lives in Andalucia, Spain.

16"x20" pencil and watercolor.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


This is Jenny. She lives in Rockland and it seems like she's sailing just about every day. She also posts inspirational quotes. This one was recent and I "liked" it. "Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think." - Buddha

8"x10" 4b pencil and a smudge of watercolor.

Monday, September 22, 2014


This is Jonathan. In this portrait he looks like a maverick visionary or movie star. Speaking of movies, I get to hang out with Jonathan this weekend at the Camden International Film Festival. Can't wait.
18"x24" graphite and ink. #91

Friday, September 19, 2014


This is David. Our parents were good friends when we were growing up in Houston. 

Usually I am challenged to find a good photo to work from where my friends aren't smiling ear to ear. With David, there are no smiling teeth photos to be found. However, almost all of his photos carry a very subtle suggestion of a smile. That's what I was reaching for here.

10"x16" watercolor and pencil. #90

Thursday, September 18, 2014


This is Mary. She's a biking and running friend from the old days. Seems like every time I see a post from her these days she's asking if anyone wants to join her for a 20 mile run. Like its no big deal. Well, I'm just jealous. Cheers Mary.
11x18 watercolor and pencil. #89

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


This is Jonathan. He's an urban sketching/artist friend and he lives in Connecticut. 

18x24 watercolor and pencil. #88

Monday, September 15, 2014


This is Henry. He's a techie guy - he puts together audio and video systems and he lives in Massachusetts. I just love this portrait of him.

12"x24" watercolor, pencil and ink. #87

Thursday, September 11, 2014


This is Miguel. He is an urban sketching friend and he lives in Madrid.

12"x16" Artgraph and watercolor. #86

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


This is Steve. We met about 10 or 12 years ago on a group ride. This progressed to racing against each other in time trials. We were pretty close in our times so it was always fun to see who was fastest at a particular race. This competition went on for a few years until he had to quit riding due to a back injury.

One of my favorite memories of Steve was showing up at a group ride and we were the only ones there (that should have been a good clue). About 15 miles into the ride black clouds appeared and quickly moved over us. Rain and high winds followed us all the way back into town. I miss riding with him.

12"x20" watercolor and pencil. #84

Monday, September 8, 2014


This is Chuck. He's an artist friend and lives down in Tenants Harbor. He has designed some amazing yachts and sailboats in his career as a naval architect and has even written a book describing many of them. These days he draws and paints and designs smaller sailboats.

14"x19" watercolor, pen and pencil

Friday, September 5, 2014


This is Helena. She is an urban sketching friend and she lives in Portugal.

I sketched this in my Grand Portrait Handbook Journal. 8"x10.5" watercolor and pencil. #82

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


This is David. He's an artist friend and he lives just down the street from me. When I first met him a few years ago I knew he would be the perfect model for a painting I had in mind. The gig required him to blow dandelion seeds into the air while I photographed him from different angles. He was a good sport about it but ended up with hundreds of seeds stuck to his white beard.

He has a sign in his yard that says "Beware of Attack Artist". He is always on the look out for a joke.

11"x14" oil on Yupo. #81

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


This is Linnea. She is a scientist and lives in Rockport, the town next to mine. One summer a few years ago, we would get together twice a month or so with a group of friends and play lawn croquet - each time a different friend would host so the course was always different. It was a blast. She's a great cook and comes up with the best costumes for Halloween parties.

18"x18" oil on canvas. #80.