Tuesday, September 14, 2021



John Denniston's blog recently featured the photographs he took at the Indy in Vancouver in 1996.  You can find them here.

This was very fun to draw!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Ritchie's Homecoming


This photo from John Denniston's The Car Project inspired me to do something with an Urban Sketching feel, although it can't be strictly classified as that.  It is photo #33 if you are following along.

The photographs are black and white so I can paint my cars whatever color I like, and this convertible had to be red.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

A Nice Round One


Life has been getting in the way of sketching and blogging lately, but I do have a few more that I did from the lovely photographs of local photographer John Denniston.

If you want to see the photo from The Car Project, it is #30 of 43.

I do like those nice round old cars!

Friday, September 3, 2021

How to Choose?


This was inspired by another of John Denniston's photos from The Car Project.

When Janice sent me the link to her cousin's website, she said she would be interested to see which photos  I would choose to draw from.

This one had me at the car, but the Midas sign was definitely a contributing factor.  Thanks, Janice!

Thursday, September 2, 2021

My Cup Runneth Over


I couldn't resist a photo with a car and a shopping cart.  It turned out that the bucket was pretty fun too.

My friend Janice found the photo for me.  Her cousin, John Denniston, is a retired newspaper photographer, and still loves to take pictures.   He did an entire project devoted to cars, and you can find them on his website here.  

If John isn't too appalled I'll do a few more.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Vintage Dump Truck


@mozarts_ride spotted this 1940's International Harvester dump truck in Silverton, Colorado.  He took a photo that inspired this sketch.  You can see it here.

Monday, August 30, 2021

I Couldn't Resist


I couldn't resist getting out the metallic paints for this vintage Dodge.  Once again, I was inspired by @mozarts_ride, who had this to say about his photo:

1930 Dodge ....The Dodge is an American brand of automobile manufactured by FCA US LLC, and is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Founded originally as the Dodge Brothers Company machine shop in the early 1900s. The original factory was located in Hamtramck, Michigan from 1910 - 1980. Today Dodge cars are built in Canada, Mexico, Detroit, Illinois, and Ohio.