Thursday, December 27, 2012

#8 - 33rd & Emerson Ave. S.

#8 - 33rd & Emerson Ave. S., looking North, 6-24-2011.
4" x 11" ink and brush wash on Bristol vellum.  (sold)

With all the changes in the Uptown area of Minneapolis in recent years, I like that the
residential neighborhoods and alleys have stayed mostly the same over time.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

#7 - 41st St. & Harriet Ave. S.

#7 - 41st St. & Harriet Ave. S. looking South, 6-14-2011
Ink and brush wash in a 5"x 8" sketchbook.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

#6 - 40th St. near Pleasant Ave. S.

#6 - 40th St. near Pleasant Ave. S., looking North
A digital (Photoshop) painting.
From an early morning walk in the fall of 2010.

UPDATE - 8-30-2014
2 things to mention here:
- This image is available as a limited edition (10) archival print, either matted or matted
   and framed please contact me me through my website with questions.
- I recently realized I had the cross street wrong on this post.  I just changed it to Pleasant.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

#5 - 33rd St. & Emerson Ave. S

#5 - 33rd St. & Emerson Ave. S. looking South.  5-18-2011.
2.75"x3.75" - gouache in Moleskine watercolor sketchbook,  from photo.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

#4 - 43rd St. & Harriet Ave. S.

#4 - 43rd St. & Harriet Ave. S. looking North.  5-16-2011  (sketchbook).
This was a quick pen sketch while out walking.  I grabbed a few of our daughters
crayola markers off the table when I returned.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

#3 - 60th & Wentworth Ave. S.

#3 - 60th & Wentworth Ave. S.  5-6-2011 (5"x8" sketchbook - pencil and watercolor)
I wanted to get back to doing these...or get started, really.  It was also an excuse to experiment a little.  I found out with this one that standing at the end of alleys wasn't going to be the best way to do this....sometimes maybe, but not always.  I started grabbing a camera after this, just in case saw an interesting one and couldn't stop to sketch.

Monday, November 12, 2012

#2) 39th and Pleasant S.

#2)  39th and Pleasant S., March 8, 2011 (acrylic in a pocket sketchbook-2.5 x 3.75")

I was looking for something to sketch one afternoon
while walking the dog.  I penciled it there, and finished it here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


The first one. 
A quick acrylic sketch in a pocket size Moleskine, Feb.25 2010, 7p.m.  I've always liked the alleys in the Twin Cities.  They're far more interesting than the streets out in front of the houses.  I kept going back to this sketch, thinking I should do more of these.  It took a while to get back to it, but I thought I'd set a goal of 100 (Minneapolis) alleys in a variety of mediums (sketches, drawings, paintings, prints, collages, etc.).  I hope to keep a semi regular posting schedule......starting soon.

Thanks for looking!