Monday, July 29, 2013


These charcoal sketches were drawn at the Red Hook Pool on Saturday afternoon.  I've always looked up to lifeguards (in part, because they sit 8 feet above everyone else). Seriously, they've got an important job, and they do it well!

Happy Summer!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hudson River Exchange

Yesterday, I attended the Hudson River Exchange - an artisans fair (displaying handmade and vintage products) in Hudson, NY. The event was sponsored by Etsy.  I was there to help my ex-wife set up a booth of vintage French products. There were many talented artists showing their wares under big tents (set up along the Hudson River). Considering the sweltering heat, there was a great turnout. In my free moments, I sketched out these scenes...

I met many interesting people at this event. It's wonderful to have Etsy's presence here in the Hudson Valley. I hope to participate next year by exhibiting my own work. If you haven't visited the town of Hudson, I urge you check it out. It's a fun place!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Chillin' at the Pool

As they say in Boston, it's been a 'wicked hot' summer here in the Hudson Valley. So I decided to pool together some sketches (drawn at the Red Hook Pool) to help cool things off.

Families who go to the pool together, have fun together.

Born (to swim) on the 4th of July

Red, White and Pool!

A great place to read...

Thanks for viewing. 

You can glimpse more fun slices of life from my sketchbook here.

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” 
~ Kellie Elmore

Monday, July 8, 2013

Going Postal (Part Deux)

Here's another taste of my ongoing series  inspired by postage stamps from around the world. I applied guache, sumi ink, charcoal, and colored pencils to 4" by 6" sheets of watercolor paper. To paraphrase the Grateful Dead, this project is taking me on a very "long strange trip".  I hope you'll stay with me on this one.

Poplars, France

After Godard, France

Marcus Garvey

∞ , 8

inspired by Osamu Tezuka


You can see how this project got started right here.

Beautiful prints of these pieces are available here.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

Happy travels this summer!