Friday, February 26, 2016

 I did this drawing a while back and can't believe I never posted it. It's from the grounds of West Martello Towers in Key West.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Artists have been advised since at least Leonard Da Vinci's time to draw the figure, to learn to draw and to keep drawing skills sharp. I haven't posted in a while so here are some new figure drawings.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Here's the house in Key West where Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote for a time. Many of the locals were acquainted with him, including my grandfather.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I just posted a video of this blog. Well, at least the drawing a day aspect. I included every drawing from that year in chronological order. I was honored to have the great guitarist and composer Randy Bernsen let me use his music as a soundtrack. Check it out at

An interesting part of the video are the 3 part drawings. That's where I did 3 versions of the same subject on most of the still lives and figures. To see the same subject click by with 3 different treatments is a kick. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Working on a downtown scene. Trying to bring a little character to the drawing. Here's a sketch of the scene at Duval and Green streets in Key West.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Time for another drawing post. This one is influenced by my early years growing up in Key West, Florida.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

It's been quite a while. Have been working on other projects. Kind of wondering how to keep this one going.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ok it;s been several months since I finished the 'drawing a day' aspect of this blog, but since I have continued drawing I may as well post one from time to time. Here's one I did yesterday. I guess the biggest influence on this one would be Paul Cezanne.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Hello all, I'm now working on a book that compiles all of the drawings as well as some narrative explaining why I did this, what the year was like and what the lasting results were.

Monday, September 9, 2013

It's been a while since I posted the last drawing of the year and I've got to say that I'm reaping the benefits of the hard work. The artwork that I'm doing now is coming much easier than before I began the project. That was the point of it, to improve my skills and work habits. It's a good example of 'practice makes perfect'. Maybe not perfect but much better.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Here it is, the final drawing in my year long quest. I'm thankful nothing disrupted the journey, since we all know how life can bring unexpected challenges and obstacles. There were some challenges but fortunately nothing major. Thanks for following, I hope you enjoyed the journey!
This drawing is the Rialto Bridge replica from the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

The last still life of the blog. Two more drawings after this one. They'll also be in color.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

South Beach lifeguard station. All the stations are very colorful down there.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Today starts the last five drawings for the blog. I plan to do them in color.

Friday, June 21, 2013

My self portrait, keeping with the unconventional nature of the other portraits in this blog.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Park Central Hotel on Ocean Drive, South Beach. Love the classic auto out front. The blog ends the yearlong run in one week!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Last version of this pose. I kept with the creative treatment in a different.way.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Second drawing of this figure. I took a creative route on this one.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I'll get back to South Beach drawings but, I'm taking a break for some figure work.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

This is from an out of the way place near South Beach. The underlying abstract shapes attracted me.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Another architectural feature seen along Ocean Drive on South Beach.