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Monday, May 27, 2013

Old Town

I did some sketching today in Old Town Alexandria. A couple of people stopped to talk to me while I was working - one had done a sketch of Prince Street from the other direction. There was a jazz festival going on a block away, down by the waterfront, which I could hear from my sketching stool. I enjoy sketching to live music. On the way back to my car, I passed a saxophone player on King Street.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Our own Matt Malone who along with his studio partner Kurtis Ceppetellli make the group Duly Noted.
Having seen their collaborative work before, I highly recommend checking out their upcoming exhibit opening June 1st. at the Selman Gallery.  3305 8th St. NE, Washington DC 20017.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


During the 39th Sketchcrawl I started working on this sketch but I came back 2 more times in order to get it done. This is the Sphere Number 6 by the famous Sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro located at the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden Smithsonian at the Mall. This sunk garden even when it's in the mall most of their amazing sculptures are hiding from street level view. It's a fantastic space to visit and explore at the same time relaxing. I admire Pomodoro's work and I would love to sketch more of his sculptures around the world. The sphere is made out of metal and it has this great cut outs with amazing details that are things of beauty. Many people that walked by called it the death star, well I call it the great detail sphere. Those 3 times that I came the weather was warm and sunny. It took me a total of 5 hrs adding all the 3 visits. I used black ink.