Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dusting Off the Ol' Sketchbook

Detroit was a fascinating place to explore for our Virtual Paintout  destination in August. Another place that caught my attention (in addition to THIS painting)   was an underpass, with arches and graffiti. Especially the grafitti. The word oxymoron comes to mind. :-D

Here is the original location, from Google Street View:

Vevie decided she was too much of a "star" to pose for a mere sketchbook painting, so she sat this one out. Hmmmph... she's not a spoiled kitty... oh no. Not at all...

Anyway, this one tickled me, so I couldn't pass it up. 

"Vandals for Peace"

8 Mile Road
Detroit, Michigan
6 x 8 sketchbook

Colored pencils
Watercolor pencils
Neocolor II sticks

Happy painting,



  1. What a lovely painting in your sketchbook! And your tiger looks grand.

    1. Thank you for the nice compliment, Theresa.
      Oh and the tiger was a detail from a 3ft tall cat statue I painted in acrylics. Here is the statue:
      It was such fun to do, and for a good cause. :-)
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I can't believe that right after watching you doodle up the bathroom back in January I then seemed to have lost track of the art and only had an occasional post from you on your other blog. I will definitely be reading and catching up here. I love all the pics with Vevie!

    1. Hi YRJ! I'm glad you dropped by. Yep, I've been spending more of my time here on this blog, having a blast with the Virtual Paintout gang. And Vevie has become quite the little celebrity, ha ha ha.