Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Old Cobblestone Schoolhouse - Comanche Co., OK

This old schoolhouse is located in the northwest corner of Comanche County. The roof has caved in since the photo I used was made. It is the oldest schoolhouse in Comanche County.

Sketchbook Pro Mobile

I painted these three pictures using my finger on a Samsung Galaxy Android phone.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Ruins and the Old Plantation

I did this sketch entirely in inks, both soluble and permanent. Much of the work was done with a bamboo sharpened stick as well as a pen (Hero).

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mountain Village

Just "doodling" around this afternoon using water soluble inks with pen and bamboo stick.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


This is a picture of our home drawn entirely with a sharpened bamboo stick using Noodlers black bulletproof ink. It was an interesting experiment and a lot of fun. I finished it off with light watercolor washes.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meers, Oklahoma

The old Meers Restaurant with the best hamburger in Oklahoma. You just hope the building doesn't fall in while you're eating there. Located in the Wichita Mountains, the lines to eat stretch into the street in the summer months.

Miscellaneous Oklahoma Sketches

I thought the deserted granary looked lonely in the afternoon sun.

The second picture was of an old dance /roller skating hall in Medicine Park.

Newly Remodeled House

This was a remodeled home in California. It was commissioned as a gift for the owners.

Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, NM

This is the famous unsupported stairway in the Chapel in Santa Fe. Architects have for years been unable to understand the mechanics that enabled the building of this circular stairway. If you Google it there is a detailed very interesting story worth reading. It is amazing!

Gimigano, Tuscany, Italy

Typical beautiful old Italian village.

Galveston Bay

From a photo shot last year in Galveston, Texas. This was done with a water soluble ink to achieve the effect  shown.