A friend and I went into Washington, DC to take in the Van Gogh exhibit at The Phillips Collection. As you might expect, it was, at the same time, extremely humbling and very inspiring. Afterwards we had a quick lunch and then took our inspiration to Dupont Circle for some sketching. I found Danny and Michael playing chess and their October chess match became my subject.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Enjoyed a very pleasant July 4th with my wife and friends at Chrysalis Winery. I was enthralled by the repeating pattern created by the deck umbrellas and the architecturally interesting entry way. Returned on July 7th with sketch book and media. Enjoyed more great wine and fought the wind which repeatedly moved the paper under my brush. Still, I liked the result.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Four days of rest in Belfast, Northern Ireland gave me ample opportunity to sketch. One of my favorite sketches is this view of the dome of the Belfast City Hall.
Donegal Town, Co Donegal, Ireland was the starting point of a nine day hike of the International Appalachian Trail in Ireland in 2013. The town is dominated by Donegal Castle, which was built in the 15th Century by Red Hugh O'Donnell, one of Ireland's most honored heroes for his exploits against the English oppressors.
Four days in the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa afforded me several opportunities to sketch the impressive, beautiful and unforgettable Potala Palace, winter home of the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. This is one of my sketches.