Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and more Baltimore

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


  1. Nice rendition of the Elk of Elkins. We're hoping for some "kins" in the near future. Ya never know, he/she looks a bit portly and we were wondering...

  2. its ten times better than the gnus

  3. Thanks for bringing sculpture and art to downtown Elkins!