Thursday, September 22, 2011

Medina Town Square Again

This is the second sketch from that same day last year. The gazebo in the town square with some of the tents of the farmer's market. The current gazebo was built in 1975, patterned after another in Bellville, OH (according to the Medina Community Band's web page).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More Medina

This is from last year. I did two other watercolor sketches of the town square that day in my moleskine. I'm always vacillating between tight and loose, and this one was sort of tight. I wanted to see how accurate I could capture the architecture and still be loose.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Medina Town Square

After shopping at the farmer's market in Medina this morning, I painted this sketch of some of the buildings along the south portion of the town square. Toned paper was chosen because I thought the white of the old red firehouse would pop off. I usually carry a tube of Permanent White, Naples Yellow and Brilliant Yellow Winsor Newton gouache in my sketch bag for when opaques are needed (sometimes in portraits I use opaques to even out the skin tones). Here it was part of the plan all along.

The tree was a real inspiration. It was about a third dead and gave hints of the upcoming fall season.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Here's another watercolor in the moleskine sketchbook from portrait night at the Literary Cafe. David may well have been the best model ever. He never wavered or chatted, which is always a good thing in someone posing for a portrait.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Berea Arts Fest

The Berea Arts Fest is this upcoming Sunday, Sept. 11, from 10 am to 5 pm. I'll be demonstrating there as well as having a tent displaying my watercolors. The painting above was painted on site and is the civil war cannon at the Berea Triangle. I'm not sure what time the demonstration will be, but I hope to see a lot of friends and family up there!