And I had so much time
To sit and drink and draw.
And there I was.
I wasn’t doing much on this visit except relaxing at this friendly little place. Not much else to do at the beach where cruise ships dock. A friend and I switched between beers and margaritas.
Wow. I’ve been away too long, from painting and this blog. Last post was a photo of me on Lost Dog Trail. It’s near my home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Below are three drawings from yesterday’s hike. I must admit I do not hike very far because of the time it takes me to draw. My focus was on hiking so I stopped briefly to sketch and added color later. I don’t like to do that, but I wanted to walk a little.
I drew with a new compressed graphic stick (very cool) and added the color later. It can make narrow and wide lines. I experimented with different color media on each piece. I used combinations of ink, colored pencils, marker, and watercolor.
Back to painting. Here are scenes of Ketchikan, Alaska, drawn from the deck of the cruise ship. The first one is some of the many hillside houses that overlook the downtown port area. As you can tell, it was a rainy day in Ketchikan. In the next scene, I’m looking at the homes and businesses along the waterfront just after our ship has left Ketchican.
My website has been revised… finally. I’ve given it a new look. I added more paintings and restored the Elk Island Quartet Portfolio.
Click here to take a look: Michael Liebhaber
A portfolio of Lighthouses will be appearing soon. Until then, you can see the lighthouse in Malaga, Spain by clicking on my Travel Watercolors link over on the right side of this page. Enjoy.
I’m planning another road trip, actually an off-road trip, in central Arizona. Stay tuned for details.