Monday, December 3, 2018

This Speaks for Itself

                                               It has been a cold November in Philly.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Rapid Sketching

Graphite on 5x8 inch Moleskine.
Rapid sketching is my passion.  When in a public place it is easy to sketch people who are watching TV because they don't notice you and they usually sit still.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Portrait of Kingsley in Silverpoint

Silverpoint on Casein and Masonite 14x11 inches
                         This was drawn from life at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Silverpoint Portrait of Michael

This was drawn at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. Using Silverpoint as the medium in lfe drawing is always a challenge.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

On the Scene Sketching in Philly




This was sketched in Reading Terminal at Molly Malloy's ( where I often stop for interesting conversation and a refreshment).

Sunday, March 25, 2018

In Plain Sight








I saw this man on a bench in Jefferson Station.  At first, from a distance,  he looked like a discarded pile of old clothing.  But when I got closer, I realized that there was a man sleeping there. His face was mostly covered with just a small portion visible.



Wolf's Carbon Pencil on Tan Paper 12x9

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sunday in Jefferson Station



These were drawn in Jefferson Station in Philadelphia.  This is a great place to observe and draw people. They were drawn with graphite on Strathmore toned paper (9x12).


Monday, December 4, 2017

In Jefferson Station

                                                                                                                                                       
Graphite on Tan Paper 12x9

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Trois Crayon Study

Conte and Charcoal 16x12
This is a life study with "trois crayon" (three colors). I first sketched it out with vine charcoal and then added the sanguine and white conte pencil.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

On the Easel

This is a work in progress.  It was drawn at Studio Incamminati from life. At this point I had about 2.5 hours invested into it.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saturday Afternoon at Jefferson Station in Philadelphia


As usual, I walk around the train station looking for people to sketch.  These days, most people are glued to their cell phones.  I find that I am not even noticed.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waiting in Jefferson Station

This lady was waiting in Jefferson Station. She was napping which made her an easy subject to draw.
I used a Pitt Oil Base Pencil and a Prismacolor Verithin Pencil to draw it.  These two pencils work nicely together.  They flow easily.

Friday, September 22, 2017

From SEPTA Regional Rail



Much of my sketching is based on riding the rail service in Philadelphia.  These two drawings were done with Pitt Oil Based Pencil and Cretacolor Nero Lead. The sketchbook is 7x10 Canson Classic Cream.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

From a Sketch to a Drawing

A rapidly done life sketch was first done in a 5x8 in Moleskine. At the studio a larger 12x16 drawing was created.




Monday, August 28, 2017

Model at Rest

This is from a 2 hour session a Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. It was drawn with Wolf's Carbon Pencil on Canson Mi-tientes paper. The dimensions are 25x19.

Saturday, July 29, 2017