Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Cobblestone Gallery

Medicine Park's only art gallery, the Cobblestone Gallery, is owned, operated,and lived in by James and Denise Wedel. Both James and Denise are wonderful artists themselves. A very unusual and beautiful building, the Gallery had several periods of growth (additions) as you can visualize. With all the angles it was a challenge to sketch quickly.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Old and New of Medicine Park

This is one of the oldest Medicine Park homes, originally owned by the President of the First National Bank of Lawton. Now owned by Kenny Caballero who added a hot tub at the back of the home as one of his many updates over the past 10 years. It is interesting that the hot tub site is near where there once was an outhouse which was available for all the residents of Medicine Park to use.

Another Medicine Park home (this one new)  belonging to Bette Cooper and Gary Brown. This house is located up the mountain side on Big Rock Rd. Beautiful home with a fantastic view - but windy!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Blue Eyed Coyote

This Medicine Park rental property (also now for sale) has a very oriental roofline which prompted me to make my second attempt with Chinese ink and bamboo sticks as pens. It's a lot of fun but very messy. I also used a very limited palette and a lot of splattering. I hope to get better with the bamboo.

Friday, March 16, 2012

"The Moose is Loose" House

This is a Medicine Park circular home currently owned by Hank and Lee Sabine. A "tongue-in-cheek" sculpture of a moose, created by the late Robert Dean, is seen in the front yard and attracts a lot of attention. I wanted to do a quick sketch for my blog because of its uniqueness. It is pen and ink with Paynes Grey watercolor for the shadows.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Washer Included

This vacation rental home in Medicine Park is located on East Lake Drive, a short distance from the downtown area. It is recognizable by the washing machine and pail in the front yard. It is immediately next door to "The Wallow" posted below on my blog. Another of the interesting, refurbished old cobblestone structures in town. I sketched it with sepia ink in a Micron .05 pen.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Wallow

One of the many cobblestone remnants that are scattered throughout Medicine Park. According to Charley Wright longtime resident of the Park, this was the Medicine Park dive group headquarters. In the 60s they dove the many lakes in the area including Elmer Thomas Lake (one of the clearest lakes in Oklahoma) for spear fishing. Game included flat-head catfish (some over 100#), carp, gar and others.

The Medicine Park Motorcycle Shop

The motorcycle shop, aptly named "Chaps My Ass" caters to the hundreds of motorcyclists who annually visit or pass through Medicine Park on their way to or from the adjacent Wichita Wildlife Refuge. In this picture I used a little pastel work to supplement my watercolors. It worked pretty good. I may have to try more of it in future sketches and paintings.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Brox Aerie

This is a watercolor I did of Steve and Katie Brox's house high in the hills of Medicine Park, OK. A beautiful location. Unfortunately, this does not give the house the justice it deserves. There are so many angles to the house (offering the 360 degree view) that it would take several paintings to show its true beauty. The drive up is steep and winding and their address is appropriately enough " Onehellofadrive, Med Park, OK. "

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Old and the New

These two sketches show the current duplex on East Lake Drive (to the left) and the proposed Medicine Park Lodge that will soon replace it (below). The Lodge, to be constructed by Ron and Angela Peterson, will be a multi-room structure built to facilitate overnight guests/visitors to the Medicine Park area.