Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dale and Barbara's Ruins

I wanted to sketch the subject ruins which sits on Dale and Barbara's property in Medicine Park. Their remodeled guest home is to the right. This old house is particularly interesting in that it appears to have been added on to at some very early time as seen by the small round cobblestones on top of the larger pieces of granite on the right side. Also the small window to the left has been placed in and partially fills an area which was at one time apparently a larger opening. There is also a window in the back which has been filled in with cobblestones. You really wonder what the original house looked like so many years ago. The only thing standing is the fireplace inside the structure on the right. The lower sketch shows the fireplace in more detail.

Mt. Scott looms in the background directly behind the house.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kenneth Morrow Recording

The other afternoon I caught Kenneth recording just across the creek from my house. He was sitting on the patio of the "Ruins" here in Medicine Park in the late afternoon. Kenneth has a new song that has placed him in the top 15 contestants in a national new song writing contest. Congrats Kenneth! I used sepia watercolor and a touch of burnt sienna for his beard on the ink sketch.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sketching with Judy

Judy Odom and I sketched together this morning. Her completed painting is a little more subtle than mine (shown here). Can you believe anything could be more subtle than this??? Her painting was very good and she is framing it.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Lawton Arts and Entertainment Magazine

I was honored to have my watercolor sketch of the new Lawton City Hall chosen to be shown on the front page of the Spring issue  of the Lawton Arts and Entertainment magazine. It was a lot of fun sketching on site even though it was freeezing. The building was originally the old Lawton High School which has been moved to a new, larger facility. Remodeling has now been completed and the new city offices are in business.

Monday, February 13, 2012

East Lake Drive Cabins

This is a stretch along East Lake Drive where four old cobblestone cabins have been restored basically extending the historic downtown area. The cabin to the right has been restored well over a year, whereas the other three have just recently been completed.

Friday, February 10, 2012


This sketch is of four new homes built down the street from me. They are built, where possible on ruins of old cobblestone cabins of yesteryear maintaining the architectural theme of Medicine Park. I have included the original pen and ink and the watercolor wash version. There are more homes to be built in the area.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Cobblestone House

A new cobblestone house addition to Medicine Park in the final stages of completion. It has taken close to two years to reach this point. I held off with the watercolors (at least for a while) as I thought it looked good in just pen and ink.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland

My wife's cousin's daughter is to wed this spring with the wedding at this club. My wife was kind enough to commission me (free of charge) to watercolor the building and surrounding grounds as our wedding gift. It's the biggest country club I've ever seen as this painting depicts. Quite a job!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

One To Six Awards Presentation

A picture of my watercolor and of my wife and I at the 1 to 6 awards luncheon on Friday, Feb 3. My painting entitled "Old Plantation Re-visited" was selected to be presented to the six recipients who were honored for their 2011 contribution to the arts in Lawton, Ok.