A misty and lovely morning over Fort Loudoun this past weekend. Very humid though. My biggest projects currently are woodworking ideas to try so not too many paintings or crazy finished drawings. I've also got new photographs on jgsapp.weebly.com if you're interested in checking those out. More will be uploaded soon. The above was a … Continue reading Scribbly Sketches
Fake flowers! And now to the writing... It's been a while since my last post after the move but now I'm back and ideas are flowing once more for new work and projects. After removing extraneous items from my apartment and life things feel simpler and less cluttered; therefor I felt it was a good … Continue reading Always have a project.
Yes friends it has happened. I made a logo. It looks like it was made in Paint but was actually hand drawn, took a photo on my phone and added color in photoshop. More can be found on my Patreon account by going to https://www.patreon.com/jgsappart. I also uploaded drawings from a short project I did about … Continue reading Song Drawings Pt. 5
4th of July Cookies, tea, and Sharpe's Waterloo because yes. After a splendidly busy weekend and Iaido training at Cumberland Mountain State Park. I realize now the majority of my blogs and posts are either art or food. Despite this I shall continue to shower my readers with a never ending barrage of the things … Continue reading Song Drawings Pt. 4
I've had a very interesting and busy and interesting two weeks with odd jobs and volunteering at a junior ranger camp at Fort Loudoun. For example... the above photo is a fire pit my mom wanted me to make using the rocks from the pre-existing fire pit nearby. Also there was a turtle. The ever … Continue reading Song Drawings Pt. 3
Continuing off from last week's post and the above picture; the next folk song I looked at was O Waly Waly. In answer to the question of what the dude is doing, he is closer to emoting about an unfaithful and false love, leaning against an Oak tree which ends up breaking under him. This … Continue reading Song Drawings Pt. 2
Behold! Overly aesthetic supplies. Now onward to the art. The piece I worked on this past week is based on the study drawing I made in the previous post. The image on the right is a detail of the under-drawing on Arches paper 24x36". Decided against using text since it would make a swirly, busy … Continue reading Song Drawings Pt.1
Distracted by shafts of light on the floor and walls once again. The Vermeer print did just happen to be right there though, adding some sort of nod to domestic scenes throughout the history of art. Light and shadows intermingling with yet another scene of quiet domesticity. Might be missing something in the bottom right … Continue reading Light, Ideas, and Domestic Scenes
And so...two weeks later than anticipated. I return once again because time and wifi access at the same time have continued to allude me. The muffins above happened, sadly they were a mix but the strudel on top was lovely. Not much art making has happened, however, I have been planning things, reading, and researching … Continue reading After two weeks being everywhere
I started this doodle after looking at Edward Gorey's work. Particularly in his use of hatching since that's my go-to technique when drawing. I also needed to draw something that wasn't associated with any project or for anything/one in particular. The first image was outlined with a black Pilot G-2 07 but I filled in … Continue reading Back to the art.