All these shots taken with my iPhone 7 Plus and edited in multiple apps. I take photos on my walks with my dog, and I like to go off the beaten path.
(They look like umbrellas, don't they!"
Just for fun
Sometimes, art just needs to be fun!
(As always, I drew these freehand on my iPad Pro using the Sketch Club app)
Blue Dog is based on the painting The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough, 1770. It was once the most famous painting in the Western world, and I remember my grandmother had a reproduction of it, alongside a reproduction of the painting Pinkie, by Sarah Barrett Moulton. Now, they are out of fashion, as happens with artworks, but who knows, they might come back around. (Just like torn jeans came back.)
Dog in a Blue Suit
Although I will work from photos, I so enjoy working from life. The freshness and spontaneity, the connection with the subject, provide such delight. Here are a few recent works from life. All drawing freehand on my iPad Pro, Apple Pencil between my fingers, using the Sketch Club app, one of the underrated art apps, and one I truly like. Here are a few recent sketches, from life.