Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Haven concert and house

Here are some drawings from today's free concert on the green.

Also, here is a house in my neighborhood.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Here are two more bird postcards. I think the snow bunting may be my favorite bird at the Peabody.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Spruce Ridge Farm

Here's a postcard I made of some chickens I photographed at Spruce Ridge Farm in upstate New York.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Coffee shop scene

Today I had my sketchbook and pencil ready when I waited for a cup of coffee.
 I painted the scene later.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Concert and Icelandic Fauna

Yeah, you read that correctly.  First, here is a sketch I made at a lunchtime concert in New Haven's green.
Next, I asked my sister to send me photos from a trip she took to Iceland years ago so I can practice painting Icelandic subjects.  Here we are:

I think the puffins are my favs.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Black-eyed Susans

Here is a picture of some Black-eyed Susans from my great aunt's garden.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tree demo

This is another tree demo from Cathy Johnson- I used watercolor pencils.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Life drawings

Here are some sketches from my Friday life drawing class. Looking back at my posts, this blog could be aptly named "Naked people and birds" but I think I will stay with After Five for now.

Friday, August 1, 2014


This is a demo I painted from Cathy Johnson's Drawing Nature book.
The composition is hers- she teaches how to incorporate trees into a landscape.