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winter street

Did this while doing laundry in Springfield, IL in the north end of town sometime around 2003. Picked it up this year to see how far I could take it with color, specifically how varied I could make the houses without making them look like a plastic Playschool set. Added the purple sky to really make you feel how cold it was.

10 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches, watercolor pencil on printed copy of ballpoint original done on-site, 2019. Print is a matted, mounted, signed 600 dpi color print on white acid-free cardstock with half-inch borders, in a limited edition run of fifty. I only use permanent, pigment-based HP inks, which meet the ISO 11798 fade-resistance standard.

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rough trees

One of several old drawings chosen for watercolor practice, I think I drew it in Lincoln Park in Springfiled, IL in 2002 or so. It always stood out among my outtakes, since the lines were so bold. So I gave it a second look this year and added watercolor to it, starting with the green in the leaves and grass, then adding the yellow background diagonals and finishing with the tree trunks.

6 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches, watercolor pencil on printed copy of ballpoint pen original done on-site, 2019. Print is a matted, mounted, signed 600 dpi color print on white acid-free cardstock with half-inch borders, in a limited run of fifty. I only use permanent, pigment-based HP ink which meets the ISO 11798 fade-resistance standard.

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Pavilion No.2

In spring 2003 I did a pencil drawing from life of a pavilion in Washington Park in Springfield, IL.  Overly eager, I finished and then immediately sprayed it with fixative, making erasing impossible.  Once I came to my senses, I realized that I had messed up one of the columns.  But this summer I transferred and inked it again, correcting the column mistake and filling in a bit more background and grass.  Hope there’s still enough spontaneity in it for y’all.   

8 x 10 inches, pen and ink on paper, from 2018.  Print is a matted, mounted, signed 600 dpi print on white acid-free cardstock with half-inch borders, of a limited edition run of 50. I only use permanent, pigment-based HP inks which meet the ISO 11798 fade-resistance standard.