I've had quite the spring. Lots of travel relating to family and friends and some business matters and then, week before last, we hosted a wedding reception in our garden for 120 people! So, blogging was scarce in these parts!
And I'm just now recovering from the whirlwind of going and doing.
However, I do have some sketches from last week in San Francisco and one from last month in Mt. Pleasant, SC to share.
My hotel in Oakland was located right on the bay and there was a nice long public footpath that I took to, with my sketchbook in hand! It was a quiet, soft spring morning and I had fun sketching those blues and yellows in that watery place.
I LOVE to draw and paint crustaceans, so I couldn't resist sketching the crabs in a tank at the San Francisco Fish Shop near the ferry building. Here's one sketch. I have others to share later.
This sketch of two men sitting at a cafe in North Beach shows my more typical San Francisco palette... subdued yet still colorful.
Lions are another favorite drawing subject for me. Marble lions or bronze or anything other than up-close flesh and blood, if you please. This lion sculpture on the grounds of the deYoung Museum had the most exquisite expression on its face, somehow tender and full of longing. Not what you'd expect to find there.
Taking advantage of free models at San Francisco airport, I sketched this couple who were, of course, attached to their devices.
Finally, a sketch from our April weekend in Mt. Pleasant, SC, another watery place.
I'm going to stay put now for a while and work. I have a fun new illustration deadline looming, my paintings waiting for my attention, and two other projects in the wings. Hope your summer (winter to my southern hemisphere friends) is productive and very, very happy!