Tuesday, July 21, 2015


This is James, He's an urban designer and professor at University of Texas in Arlington. I met him in the Dominican Republic a few years ago at an Urban Sketching gathering. He recently returned from Cuba where he led a sketching workshop inspired by Ernest Hemingway's travels through Cuba. He's also the author of a book called " Freehand Drawing and Discovery" that you can find on Amazon. I like this guy.
11x15 watercolor and pencil with PS Touch. #191

Thursday, July 9, 2015


This is Angela. She's a painter. For the past several years she has been doing a series of paintings on the Circus and particularly on The Flying Wallendas, a circus act of trapeze artists known for their daredevil stunts and performing without a net. I think she may be their "official" Painter. 

12x16 pencil, watercolor and some Artrage in my huge Moleskine sketchbook. #190

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


This is Eric. He's an architect. I met him about 10 or 12 years ago when he moved to town. I haven't seen him around for awhile and just checked his facebook page to see what's up and it looks like he moved away while I wasn't looking. He lives in California now. After this winter, I think I know why. So good luck in Cali Eric!
12x16 watercolor, acrylic, and pencil. #189

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


This is Scott. I'm afraid this might be my last portrait because when he see's it he'll probably come right over and break all my paint brushes in half. I showed it to my wife and she said "Who is it?" I said, "It's Scott, don't you recognize him? She said, ""No way, Scott is so much better looking than that." Well, I had to admit, that is true.
Scott's an airline pilot and flies big planes all over the world. He's also very smart and one of the nicest guys I know. This portrait captures his outdoorsy, adventurous, goofy, friendly side. Scott, if you're still reading this, I love you man.
8x10 watercolor and pencil in my Grand Portrait Sketchbook. #188