Sunday, November 28, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Red hook birds steal a yalloween sky over Broooklyn. Black ink sketch with watercolor, in the spirit of the season.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sketching at night, the warm glow of the foyer through glass and iron doors reveals the stair beyond. Leaves have just started to fall.
This landmark building graces the corner of Montgomery Place and 8th Avenue with its delicate detailing. A future sketch is needed to capture the building's unique windows.
The sketch took two nights. On the first night, the linework was drawn. On the second, the watercolor rendering was completed. It was challenging freehand sketching the arch accurately, particularly with the radiating stone reveals.
Ink and watercolor freehand sketch on location. Prints available in my Etsy shop
Friday, October 8, 2010
Park Slope Sketch is excited to be participating as a vendor in the BROOKLYN FLEA at 1 Hanson Place (Willy B Savings Bank Tower) on Sunday, October 17th. We will be in the Vault.
We will have Sketch Prints, Greeting Cards, and Coloring Books of Brooklyn for sale. They make great gifts. Come say hi if you are around!
If you don't already know about the Brooklyn Flea at 1 Hanson, you should check it out! It is a great venue in the beautiful former bank space on the First Floor, Cellar, and Mezzanine levels.
Walking by the Montauk Club in the evening, on your way from Grand Army Plaza Station down Lincoln Place. Soft light emanates from the interior, accentuating the delicate details.
Sketched in ink and watercolored on location, by the light of a street lamp. Prints available in my ETSY shop.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Prints available in my ETSY shop.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Setting up for Annual Gowanus Artists Studio Tour. We are at 332 Douglass Street #2F (second floor), between 3rd and 4th Avenue. We have framed and unframed prints, coloring books, greeting cards, and sketchbooks for display. Many items are for purchase at reasonable prices. And we have a restroom! Please stop by if you are checking out the AGAST studio route!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Park Slope Sketch is participating in the AGAST Annual Gowanus Artists Studio Tour. James's studio is located at 332 Douglass Street #2F, between 3rd and 4th Avenue. We are #7 on the Map.
The event is this Saturday, October 2nd between 12:00 Noon and 6:00 PM.
We will have prints, cards and coloring books on display and available for purchase
For those of you that are local, please stop by!
For more details about the event, check out: AGAST Brooklyn
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Walking around the neighborhood, the moon follows me, peering above townhouses and tenements. Here, it rises over a 4-story tenement building, streetlamps competing for attention. Ink and watercolor on location. Prints available in my ETSY shop.
My opportunity to sketch in the middle of the street came. On Saturday, Montgomery Place had their block party and the street was closed to traffic. So, I set myself up in the middle of the road and sketched the day away. Between doing the line drawing and the watercolor, this one took me all day.
The weather was perfect, and the neighbors didn't seem to mind. The kids on the block paid me visits to check on my progress and played hopscotch around me. Ink and watercolor on location. Prints of this piece are available in my ETSY shop.
It is a warm night, and a brilliant moon rises in clear skies at St Francis Xavier Church. Ink and Watercolor on location, around 1 AM on Friday, September 24th. Prints of this piece are available in my ETSY shop.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Prints of this piece are available in my ETSY shop. I also plan to make greeting cards of most of the watercolor pieces I've been doing recently, which will be on the shop too as they are ready.
Here's an ink and watercolor of the Manhattan Bridge from DUMBO. This was a quicker and looser study for me than usual. It is sketched from Washington Street, with the entrance gate to Brooklyn Bridge Park on the left in the distance. I always enjoy coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park. There are so many vistas of these magnificent bridges to draw!
If you'd like to purchase a print of this piece, you may find it in my ETSY shop.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
This is a marker-rendered version of my original ink sketch of the Brownstone Stair and Foyer in the building I live in. I tried a graphic version with primary colors, leaving the ornate woodwork as line art.
Prints of this piece are available for purchase on my ETSY Shop.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
This is an ink and watercolor freehand drawing of a classic Brownstone step and entry on Carroll Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The interplay of shadow accentuates the classical details and adds richness and a true sense of arrival that is so unique with these landmark buildings. The wrought iron railing has delicate detailing.
I could not think of a nicer way to enjoy this brilliant Labor Day than drawing and rendering such an entry!
Reproductions of this piece are available in James's ETSY shop
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I've always admired the classical porticos on this building on the corner of Garfield Place and 8th Avenue. This is my ink and watercolor rendering of the composite column capital and entablature.
Reproductions of this work are available on James's ETSY shop
It has been a while since I have been able to get out and sketch. It's nice to be back! The weather was perfect for sketching, and I was able to chat with a few nice folks on the street. I even sold a few of my sketches.
Along those lines, some of my blog visitors have expressed interest in purchasing my work, so I've been putting some effort into an etsy shop that carries prints and greeting cards. I'm stocking it up.
Please check out James's ETSY Shop
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
The 9th Street Bridge has a drawbridge for car traffic and a truss bridge for the elevated train above. The Gowanus Expressway is visible beyond. Ink and watercolor.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The elevated train makes its way around various industrial sites. It was raining lightly. A man was practicing saxophone nearby.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
With the hot weather, it was time to get off the grid and into the Park. Sitting by the Lullwater Bridge, it's easy to forget you are in the City. Ink and watercolor.