Never promise to draw while on vacation.
I promised that I would do a drawing a day, on my iPad, while I am on vacation. Now I am being asked to actually draw someting. Whine.
Today was my first full day, so here is Vacation Drawing #1.
I’ve surfed this spot, near 15th street, so many times the place is burned into my psyche.
From my iPad…
I went to see some friends this afternoon, and to paint, with watercolors. I made a mess of things. The wine didn’t have anything to do with it, I swear. Out of frustration I pulled out my iPad and made this drawing. Than I gave a drawing lesson to a cat. No, really I did. See the photos below the drawing.
Giving a Drawing Lesson to Elvis, the Cat
I think Elvis was more interested in the stylus than in learning how to draw.
I am putting together a show of my iPad digital sketches of old Kaiserslaltern, Germany. The Spinnrädl Restaurant is one my favorite iPad paintings, and places to eat. That’s me in front of it a couple of days ago, and my painting to the right.
The original photo that I worked from is below. It was taken by Peter Turgetto of the Kaiserslautern Media Center (which he founded) sometime in the late 1930s (best guess). Spinnrädl is one of the older buildings in Kaiserslautern, however, the building with the archway in the original photo was even older. Unfortunately, it was demoloshed to make room for a (tacky) new building.
Spinnrädl Wine Bar, Pub, and Restaurant: Schillerstraße 1; http://www.spinnraedl.de
My opening at Visione was fantastic. Friends, co-workers, and friends of friends enjoyed art, champagne, great food, and wonderful company. We finally wrapped up about 11pm. I think everyone made it home without incident, except for one person, who shall remain anonymous, who received a parking ticket! 🙂
To see the virtual show, click the Exhibition link on the right.
The owner wants me to put up more work – it’s being printed as I write this and I’ll put it up as soon as I get it (probably about 10 days or so depending on mail speed). I am also printing a limited set of postcards with the Ramstein Village image on them. Send me an email if you you want one and are out of the area.