I like to draw on site because I see the scene in a different, more profound way, and the memory is stored in my mind in a whole other way too. My sketchpad is small, and I usually draw while standing. One time I found out that a passerby thought I was a meter-maid and was writing a ticket for her car. I drew this picture standing inside the gift shop, not buying, because it was raining.
Strawbery Banke Historical Park, Portsmouth, New Hampshire View through the gift shop window
Church Hospital, Baltimore, where Edgar Allen Poe died
One of the oldest (and crookedest) houses in Baltimore, circa 1790. Sold in 1980 for $1. A fixer-upper it was!
Baltimore downtown skyline, from an alley looking west
Sunset from our rowhouse, looking west to the Inner Harbor
The doorway to our rowhouse, Baltimore. Birds painted by me
A corner shrine to a victim of crime. A sad place
Afternoon sunshine, Baltimore rowhouse
Street menu in Spanish, Baltimore
High Grounds Coffee Roasters and Books, Baltimore
High Grounds Coffee Roasters and Books
The Elk of Elkins, NH (a part of New London). A local spoof of the fiberglass gnu sculptures of ‘Gnu’ London
DRAW-NH! My big New Hampshire project - Draw all 234 towns in the state.
I drew Town #234 on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford, completing the project within my self-assigned goal of two years. And now the book has been published!
Click the map to visit the project. From there you can go directly to an image of every New Hampshire town as it appears in the blog.
Or, by using the search box at the upper left of every page here on the blog, you can find all occurrences of a town’s name (or any other word you might be looking for) from throughout the entire blog.
Or you can buy my book, which contains the ‘official’ drawing of each town. Some people keep it in their car and check off the pages as they make their own colorful journey throughout the state.
My Summer 2015 project
Draw behind the scenes at the New London Barn Playhouse.
Click the picture to see all 45 sketches from my project of drawing behind the scenes at the New London Barn Playhouse during their summer 2015 season.
Here are links to some recent commentary on my work:
All blog images are available for purchase as notecards and larger prints
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I live in the woods near the small college town of New London (New Hampshire, USA) on the east coast of America. My husband assists me with technical aspects of the blog.
I was born, raised (well, until age 6 and summers) and educated in New Hampshire. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, in Fine Arts and French. I have lived a few years outside of the United States…in England, France, and Germany. We as a family lived in Maryland from 1970 to 2008. We have been back living in New Hampshire for over seven years now. As well, we love to travel, and are often in western Canada, where our grandchildren live.
I plan to share drawings, paintings, and other art explorations here on my blog. And then add some commentary about the scene that inspired the work.
Here’s a great site called Urban Sketchers, which has links to people all around the world who love to draw on location. I am listed under the members section.
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I wrote a few lines on how I make my drawings, and what materials I use. Click here on ‘Try It’ to read in detail about my methods.