Thursday, December 29, 2011

Nosh and Sketch

nosh |nä sh | informalnounfood filling the freezer with all kinds of nosh we bought at the Star Store.• a small item of food : "We have plenty of noshes and nibbles" said the waiter.• a light meal; a snack in between noshes we sketched people at Prima Bistro and Mo's.verb [ intrans. ]eat food enthusiastically or greedily there are several restaurants in Langley, so you can nosh to your heart's content [ trans. there I sat, noshing my favorite food as I splashed paint on the table cloth.• eat between meals today's grazing is different from what we used to call noshing or snacking. But noshing sounds better.ORIGIN early 20th cent. (denoting a snack bar): Yiddish.

First stop, Prima Bistro.

A local fixture at Prima

Then a portrait of Kelly at Mo's.
A pre-med student also studying spanish.

A profile at Mo's

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Low Tide Stripes

Here's a super quick sketch of Cultus Bay at low tide. Very quick because it was so cold. I'm always intrigued by the graphic shapes of sand that appear. And the lighting was interesting. Cool and crisp. This was another one of those "what the heck color is that" moments. A wonderful winter moment.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Beat and Jive at OM

Had a great evening sketching at Ott and Murphy in Langley.  David Ossman performed poetry readings of Ginsburg and Kerouac while David Gregor accompanied on guitar. I was truly inspired and can't wait for another performance!

Mr. Bennett bathed in mood lighting. 

David Gregor playing guitar, though it's hidden.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Digital Dog 2

This image was a quick sketch using "Brushes," a drawing and painting app for iPad. Though this program is simple, there's an almost unlimited number of brushes and the ability to apply surface textures. And of course a full palette of colors. It also records your process. This digital stuff is fun, but it can't hold a candle to the unpredictable nature of watercolor, the qualities of pen and ink, and the textures of paper.

Monday, December 5, 2011