Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Strong House

This is the house of the founder of Strongsville, John Strong.. I don't think there's another Strongsville in the entire country.

"The weak need not apply" is my motto for anyone thinking of moving into our fair city!

The red pencil line is a loose gestural line put in lightly with watercolor pencil. It results in a line that gets fuzzed out in spots once it becomes wet. Sometimes interesting, sometimes fussy, I'm still trying to figure out if I like it or not.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Classes at Pat Catans

We will be starting new classes at the Pat Catans store in Strongsville on Monday nights. There is a back classroom that is perfect for this sort of thing. Call up the store at 440 238 7318 for more details.

This was a demo I did to start generating interest in the class. Classes start second Monday of September, are reasonably priced and you aren't necessarily locked in for a long number of weeks. Nothing beats on site demos for helping your brain absorb the process of watercoloring.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Downtown Cleveland

I went downtown to check out the filming of the upcoming Avengers movie, and having forgotten my little stool, decided to hunker down on the sidewalk and paint a view of Euclid Avenue looking west toward our beloved Terminal Tower.

The concrete planters that I f hint at in the left foreground of the sketch are actually very, very cool and I have to do them justice in a future sketch.

I also posted this on the Urban Sketchers Cleveland blog.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Here's another portrait from Friday nights in Tremont at the Literary Cafe.