Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Moleskine sketchbook. I decided to draw one of the trains because they are starting to show their age with that late 1970s industrial design aesthetic. During the work week, I spend a lot of time on these trains. I have been riding the Metro for years!
Thursday, October 22, 2015
This is a house on Jefferson Blvd, and Eastern Blvd. in Hagerstown, Maryland. The homes in this area belong to generations of hard working blue collar folks. Not far away is a rail line that leads west and north. This is an area that was one well serviced by passenger trains, but those days are long gone. Still though, Hagerstown is criss-crossed by many train tracks.
I have become very fond of drawing in a wonderful Moleskine sketchbook. This year I am filling it with drawings that relate to my rather long commute. This is a house I pass near the end of my day.
Monday, October 12, 2015
The 3 crosses in the distance on the right side of the painting are a nod to Rev. Bernard Coffindaffer and his roadside cross project. The many I have seen are on old state roads, and have become part of the charm of long drives in rural America. Gethsemane, means oil press. A press is an emblem of trial, distress, agony, while oil points to Spirit and illumination.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Tomorrow Dorothy and I are going to Hood College in Frederick Maryland to draw. I really am fortunate to have a place to draw so close to home, and right on the way home from work. That fact that my daughter can come along is just icing on the cake. I think Dorothy started drawing before she started walking. Here is her website: http://www.dorothygroesbeck.com.