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robertsloan2
08-06-2013, 05:20 PM
Started today, August 6, 2013, notable because I got called for jury service for the first time in my life. Weirdly, even though I spent a decade in Chicago and a decade in New Orleans, I never got called for jury duty. Ever. Anywhere I lived. I wondered if it was that I moved too much or something else - but in San Francisco, I finaly got called. The one place in the country I loved most and belong to, feel like it's my city, I actually got to participate. It was cool.

I did some life sketching.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Aug-2013/70184-Jury_Assembly_Room_from_Life.JPG
Jury Assembly Room in Hall of Justice from life
Pigma Micron pen in small Moleskine watercolor journal.
3" x 5"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Aug-2013/70184-Jury_Day_Trees_Outside_Hall_of_Justice_Life.JPG
Trees outside Hall of Justice from life
Pigma Micron pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on Stillman and Birn Beta journal (rough paper).
7" x 10"

When I was bored and frustrated at unsuccessful attempts to draw the judge and defense lawyer, I did an imaginary landscape.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Aug-2013/70184-Jury_Day_Sketches_Imaginary_Landscape.JPG
Imaginary Landscape
Pitt Artist Pens (brush tip Landscape set) on 7" x 10" Stillman & Birn Beta Journal, rough watercolor paper. Page bottom for a page of written journal about the experience.

DrDebby
08-06-2013, 06:47 PM
Great use of the waiting time during jury duty. Cool sketches.

cat1lady
08-06-2013, 09:21 PM
Nice sketches. I always wondered if drawing was allowed during jury duty. I seem to get selected quite frequently, whereas my husband doesn't. I was an alternate once which was really boring, being able to draw would have been an excellent way to pass the time.

Terry Wynn
08-06-2013, 11:01 PM
Wow, Robert, what a wonderful way to spend your down time. You really captured the court room. Like them all.

Terry

robertsloan2
08-16-2013, 10:44 AM
Purr thank you! Sketched again when I went out to my therapist appointment on Tuesday, but WC was down by the time I got around to coming here to post it. Took photos today and posting these finally, they're from Tuesday.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2013/70184-Tree-Aug-13-2013.JPG
Tree
7" x 10"
Derwent ArtBars used dry and wet on Stillman & Birn Beta journal rough watercolor paper. Loved the texture I got in the foliage.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2013/70184-Pink-Lily-Life.JPG
Pink lilies life sketch interrupted by van arriving, same sketchbook, watersoluble Stabilo pen. I might wash and finish this using the following reference I took.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2013/70184-Pink_Lilies_Ref_Post.JPG
Yes, the lilies were behind a metal grating so it was a bit odd getting their photo! Not even a chain link fence, but if I put the phone close to the fence I got them framed by it. Please feel free to use this reference as if in the RIL, I like sharing them.

And of course because he was beautiful today:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2013/70184-Ari-Aug-16-2013.JPG
Also feel free to draw this photo of Ari. He was so cute watching me take the photos of the art that I had to include him.

DrDebby
08-19-2013, 08:18 PM
Great sketches. Delightful to see an Ari photo.

The sites been wonky for the better part of a week. That's why you may have not seen any responses.

RainySea
08-20-2013, 09:33 PM
beautiful tree. . . love the form and flow of it as well as the color.

Nice start on the flowers.

Hi, Ari!

vhere
08-21-2013, 06:41 AM
You've been busy! I got called for jury service once but we were going on holiday so I was let off. My mother did it once and the case was a flasher, who they found guilty, but he looked so innocent. When he was sentenced there was a string of previous offences!

Nice sketches and Ari is of course beautiful.

I haven't used my art bars in a while. I must get them out.

Joan T
08-22-2013, 09:17 AM
Love that sketch of the tree, Robert!

robertsloan2
08-24-2013, 07:25 PM
Purr, thank you! Just as the site came back online, my modem died for no reason I or AT&T could understand. So they sent me a new one, which took all week to arrive by UPS. It's here now, I'm back online and here's a couple that I did while I was offline.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2013/70184-Pink_Lilies_2.JPG
Pink Lilies 2
Homerun PAS oil pastels from Sri Lanka
Bogus Recycled Rough brown sketch paper.
From my own photo taken next door to one of the clinics I visit.

Next, a landscape.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2013/70184-Autumn-Landscape.JPG
9" x 12"
Derwent ArtBars and water
Aquabee hemp paper pad
Photo reference from Artist's Digital Landscape Photo References collection, though I didn't follow it that close.

Joan T
08-24-2013, 08:12 PM
You were productive while the modem wasn't working. Nice!!

Scattykat
08-25-2013, 09:20 AM
love the pink lilies, and the derwent art bars give cooll results :D

DrDebby
08-25-2013, 04:04 PM
Seems like your modem failure was coincidental with WC having fits and you couldn't have gotten on anyway.

Super sketches. Time away from the computer well spent.

robertsloan2
08-26-2013, 05:52 PM
Purr thank you! Yeah, I'm glad I managed to pull out of my funk and do some art. Here's today's sketch of the trees down O'Farrell, it's the same tree I did earlier with the ArtBars now with the ones behind it added. I might do this tree or those trees more often too, they're so convenient where I wait for the van and they fascinate me.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Aug-2013/70184-Trees-on-O-Farrell-St.JPG
Trees on O'Farrell Street
7" x 10"
Prismacolor Watersoluble colored pencils wet and dry
Stillman & Birn Beta journal rough natural white watercolor paper.
From life, again while waiting for the van. This time I did several of them together instead of just the one in front.

Carole A
08-26-2013, 09:14 PM
Interesting trees; I like their structure. I hope you'll paint these again at different seasons. It would be an interesting group to frame them up together.

Good job on the perspective of the sidewalk squares.

Carole A

vensunn
08-27-2013, 09:16 PM
Hi Rob
The oil pastel lilies are so luminous!
And, I'm with Carole, I'd like to see those lovely trees depicted in all seasons.
Steven

DrDebby
08-27-2013, 09:20 PM
Those are very cool trees. Lovely sketch.

vhere
08-29-2013, 03:22 PM
nice one - it would be great to revisit these through the seasons, catching the changes.

eyepaint
08-30-2013, 06:18 PM
Love the waiting room sketches with a bonus shot of Ari - purrrr :)

Joan T
09-02-2013, 08:40 AM
I like this one of the cluster of trees along the curb! Nice!!

robertsloan2
09-03-2013, 03:16 PM
Wow, thanks for all the comments! I've got tons to post today, just finishing up all my August sketches - and one September sketch to start off the new month in a new thread. So here are the last of the August sketches.

I did three pieces for my door on brown paper, a psychedelic paisley name sign to replace the plain black and white Robert Sloan that I had taped up next to the snowflake to orient home care workers etc. that this was the right door for me.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2013/70184-Door_Art_Group.JPG
Door Art Group, oil pastels on Bogus paper, more or less 9" x 12" each.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2013/70184-Door_Sign_Psychedelic.JPG
Psychedelic Paisley name sign, oil pastel on Bogus rough recycled brown paper. 9" x 12"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2013/70184-Door_Seascape.JPG
Seascape with foam, oil pastels on Bogus paper, 9" x 12"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2013/70184-Door_Velociraptor.JPG
Velociraptor by the Seaside
Oil pastel on Bogus paper 9" x 12" entirely from imagination.

More to come, these are just the oil pastels ones!

robertsloan2
09-03-2013, 03:22 PM
Next, some watercolor pencils pieces in my Stillman & Birn 7" x 10" Beta journal. This journal is almost full, I only have nine blank pages left before I start a new one! Almost all are in Prismacolor watercolor pencils.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2013/70184-Fern_Sketch_8-27-2013.JPG
Fern sketched from life at my appointment last Wednesday.

This one's actual watercolor though, transparent watercolor painted from my own photo. Same flower as the one I did earlier from life, done from the photo I took while I was painting.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2013/70184-Floral_2_best_version.JPG
Floral 2, from my own photo, Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton watercolors.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2013/70184-Lionesses_and_Ari.JPG
Two lionesses after Charles R. Knight from his book "Animal Drawing." Plus a life sketch of Ari's rear end under the chair to fill the bottom space. Prismacolor watercolor pencils again, this time with a light wash.

So that's it for August! These came out well. I'm happy with the month's sketching, definitely did much more than one per month.

DrDebby
09-03-2013, 04:38 PM
No one could miss knowing it's you behind that door. Like the dinosaur.