Thursday, October 29, 2015

This Week's Watercolor and Ink Sketches

I've done a few this week. Having a lot of fun playing with Fall and Outdoors themes and thoughts.

An old jail lock in Red Oak II, Missouri, east of Carthage.

Old Jail Lock - Red Oak II, Missouri

Moose. I either found a pic online or took the original a few years ago in Hermann, Missouri on a winery tour. I've had the image a long time, meaning to draw it. Finally got around to feeling I could do it justice.

Moose

Fallen leaves in the backyard. Sketched on a lunch hour on my back porch.

Fall Leaves

Fall pumpkins. From a pic I took a couple of weeks ago at Campbell Farm, Clever, Missouri.

Pumpkins

Friday, October 23, 2015

A couple of Ozarkian sketches. 2.0

With my daughter in theatre classes a couple of nights a week, running up to her play on Halloween, I've had more time to just hang out and sketch. We drop her off at 7pm, then pic her up again at 9pm, so what better to do than walk to a nearby coffee shop and sketch?

Red Lantern. Got my perspective a little long, here, but I like the shading.

Red Lantern

The second is from a pic I took some time back while hiking the Buffalo River Trail in Arkansas, from Boxley to Ponca. There was a spot where the trail converged with a small country lane. Luckily it was marked not to go that way.

A leaf covered country lane along the Buffalo River Trail, Arkansas, Boxley to Ponca.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A couple of Ozarkian sketches.

The first, sketched from a pic I took last year in Boxley, Arkansas. It's the Boxley Baptists Church. I once saw a very large bull elk clear the fence and go prancing across the field behind the large tree in this image. If you ever drive between Boxley and Ponca, Arkansas, you'll likely see a good size herd. They are usually grazing in the fields, but sometimes you have to drive through the lot of them, which is quite the experience.

Boxley Baptist Church, Boxley Valley, Arkansas

And some mules. I nicked the pic from somewhere online. Wish I'd taken it, but it was a relatively meh photo. Hopefully I've given it some life in sketching it.

Mules

Flogglewerks "Whiskey" Churchwarden Pipe

I got this in the mail a couple of weeks ago. It's the Whiskey maple churchwarden pipe from Flogglewerks.

My new Flogglewerks "Whiskey" Churchwarden Pipe

So far, I'm really liking it. I'm still early into the break-in period, but it draws cool and smooth. It's a departure from my usual hillbilly Missouri Meerschaum cop pipes, but it's nice to change things up on occasion. Now I just have to fashion a case of some sort so I don't kill it on camping and hiking trips.

Flogglewerks "Whiskey" Churchwarden Pipe

Monday, October 19, 2015

Stockton Lake Sailfest/Messabout (2.0) 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

This is a little late, but I've been pretty bogged down with work and home stuff. Anyway, here are a few pics from a weekend on Stockton Lake a little over a week ago. There were quite a few boats of various design in attendance. I only had the chance to head up for Saturday and Sunday, but there were people coming and going for about five days. This event took the plac of Sail Oklahoma this year, after it was canceled do to the hosts and personal reasons.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

We'll start things off with a Welsford SCAMP. They seem to always be event favorites.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

A catboat that I've forgotten the design of. Pretty boat, though. (With Eric F. on his Gentry Lanui SUP in the background.)

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Here is a Woods Strike 18 Trimaran.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Bob T. brought this little tri. I've forgotten the designer, but Bob knocked the construction out of the park on this boat. It was perfect.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Eric F.'s Lanui SUP and My Chuckanut 12 kayak, both Dave Gentry designs.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Tom P.'s Sea Pearl 21. Sailing this boat is what made me want to buy one a few years ago. Tom still has his.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Here is a Welsford Sweet Pea.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Bruce's humble and fun PDRacer.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

A Bolger Elegant Punt. I built one of these as my first boat build. It taught me how to sail that summer. I quickly outgrew it, though, building the Wa'apa outrigger the following year.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

More boats on the beach. Seth M.'s Duck Duck Goose in the foreground. It comes apart in the middle to make a PDRacer, if need/want be.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Kenny G.'s Michalak Picara.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Gene B.'s Normsboat.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

My friends John and Jen R. brought John's dad's newly constructed CLC Skerry up for some sailing lessons on Sunday. I took each of them out a couple of times, with myself at the helm and then switched it up for some hands-on instruction. It's a pretty neat little boat. I really liked rowing it.

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

It was a nice way to spend a couple of days. Always good to see my boating friends and get a chance to speak boat nerd without getting that look to "make it quick".

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015

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Stockton Sailfest Oct. 2015