Monday, December 31, 2012

Atlanta Southside

Atlanta Southside
My last piece of artwork for 2012.  This is not an urban sketch, but it is based on several.
Pen and Ink with watercolors on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper.
Atlanta Southside
10 1/2 x 10 1/2

Sunday, December 23, 2012

View from the Deck

View from the Deck
This was my view from the parking deck in Atlanta today.  Pen and Ink with watercolors in a small Moleskine.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Buddha Rides

The Buddha Rides
This popped into my head last night and today it is on paper.  I cannot explain where this came from, just out of my head and onto the paper.
Pen & ink with watercolors on 11 x 15 watercolor block.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

John Marshall Law School - Atlanta

JMLS
Pen and Ink rough of watercolor version of John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.




















JMLS completed ->
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mojitos Restaurant - Norcross, Ga - Illustration

Mojitos Restaurant - Norcross, Ga
Illustration of Mojitos Restaurant.  Pen & Ink, watercolor and colored pencil.  Luis and his family are really great hardworking folks. 

Notel Motel

David Irwin's Notel Motel
A little something for my friend, Judge David Irwin.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Coffee Mug

My Coffee Mug on a rug
A very quick pencil sketch of my coffee mug on a rug at my office.  Number 2 pencil and blending stump in a small Moleskine sketchbook.  This is the theme of the Atlanta Urban Sketchers Group this week.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Circa 1949 Summers Art

 Recently my Uncle gave me this painting of two ducks dated 1949.  I had never seen this painting, but my dad had drawn it with pen and ink on silk and then added the color.  The frame appears to be of dime store quality and the mat is hand cut.











My Dad's signature and date.  Predates my arrival on the planet by several years.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mojitos

Mojitos
Mojitos Cuban American Bistro in Norcross.  Quick pencil and watercolor sketch.  The owner, Luis, is a great guy.  Try out Luis' place when you're in Norcross. 

Internet Art and Design Theft

 A short video about the theft of art and design.


http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/12/03/ts-t-shirt-theft.cnnmoney/index.html?iid=GM

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mystic Grill

Mystic Grill



Mystic Grill, Mystic Falls - a/k/a/ Covington, Georgia

Playing around with a number 2 pencil and blending stump for the past few days.  I have a sack full of all types of pencils, pens, watercolors and acrylics.  But a lot is possible with just a number 2.



Back Door

Back Door

The back door to a police department. This is a portal you can walk out of and into complete nightmarish and bizarre experiences with our fellow human beings.

Number 2 pencil drawing with a blending stump in a small Moleskine sketchbook.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sketch Pad Holder - Wall Mounted




IKEA Sketch Pad Holder

 
SPONTAN
Magazine rack, silver color

$9.99
Article Number: 
201.181.74
  
 
 I seem to always be searching for the best place to keep certain sketch pads and drawing paper.  Dented paper doesn't work well when rendering with pencils.  I found this a while back during one of my trips to IKEA. The sketch pad in my bag doesn't get this VIP treatment, but the ones at the house are now better protected.
Works well so far.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

TWO QUICK DIFFERENT SATURDAY DRAWINGS


Two quick drawing in my Moleskine.  The first is of a .25 Beretta using a pencil and blending stump.  About 10 to 15 minutes tops.  The second is of my Lamy fountain pen using a Pitt sepia artists pen and a yellow colored pencil. 3 to 5 minutes on this one.  Cheap entertainment before watching a movie on a Saturday night.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Urban Sketching and Backyard Grilling

Big Green Egg
Urban sketching in my own backyard.  Pencil sketch in my Moleskine of my Big Green Egg.
Smoking a turkey and a pork loin.
Lots to be thankful for today.

Unlucky creatures

President Roosevelt
Obama purchasing sandwich











Clearly FDR’s turkey was not pardoned, or maybe this was the cousin of the pardoned turkey.

While President Obama may have pardoned a Turkey this week, by all accounts he regularly has a roasted turkey sandwich.

Turkeys are just unlucky birds.
                                             

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sullivan's Drive In

Sullivan's Drive-In

Conveniently located somewhere in Dekalb, Illinois, I love the sign.
Since Sullivan is the name of my son-in-law, a former UGA student, I thought the cheap wine, beer and liquor seemed appropriate. Because he manages his family florist shop, I added the roses.  I don't know about cheap.

Pen and Ink, watercolors, colored pencil

Happy Birthday Justin ! ! 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Norcross Robbery Suspect

Robbery Suspect 11-18-2012
Composite sketch of an armed robbery suspect.  The tattoo  on her chest says "Truly Blessed."

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Republican Circus

"I'm tired. Let's not look for any new constituencies or ideas, we'll just keep nominating some rich old white guy and hope for the best."

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Maybe this needs no caption at all

Pencil, colored pencils and pen & ink on mixed media paper.
Maybe some friends will come up with a suitable caption for this.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Diminished Sanity Video




Some of my art from my Moleskine sketches along with other art.
Thanks for checking it out.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Covington Courthouse -

Covington Courthouse - Setting for Mystic Falls Police Department from Vampire Diaries TV show.

Pen & ink/watercolor painting/illustration of the Historic Covington Georgia Courthouse.  The courthouse is situated on the square in Covington next door to the Mystic Grille from the TV show Vampire Diaries.  The courthouse was built in the 1880's and the TV shows Heat of the Night and Dukes of Hazzard were also filmed here.  Covington has also been the location for several movies.

If you have time visit my Shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DiminishedSanity

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Phil's Pawn Bank - Conyers, Georgia

Phil's Pawn Bank and Chief Pawn-a-Lot, Conyers, Georgia.  Pen and ink, watercolor.  8 x 12
 Prints available from my shop at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DiminishedSanity

Thursday, October 18, 2012

J. Austin Dillon

J. Austin Dillon - 502 Pryor St, Atlanta, Ga



Scanned pencil drawing from a year or so ago.
This depicts my old boss, the late J. Austin Dillon.
Mr. Dillon was one of a kind.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Norcross, Georgia

 Norcross, Georgia
Pen and Ink, watercolor.
8 x 10 on Strathmore 140 lb
w/c paper.
W.Summers 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

St. Augustine Garbage Truck

St. Augustine Garbage Truck
Pencil sketch of St. Augustine waste disposal truck in a small Moleskine. W. Summers

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rockdale County Georgia Courthouse

Rockdale County Courthouse, Conyers, Georgia

Rockdale Courthouse Art Print

Conyers, Georgia (Metro Atlanta)

Rockdale County is located about 25 miles from Atlanta and the county seat is Conyers, Georgia. Conyers is home to the Georgia International Horse Park which was the venue for the 1996 Olympic equestrian events.

The courthouse is located in Olde Towne Conyers on Main Street and is a collection of buildings from the 1930‘s (an old WPA Post Office and a courthouse) tied together with a new addition from the 1990‘s. Courthouses litter the southern landscape, but this one is unique in its patchwork style, combining the old with the new. There is no typical southern square in Conyers, just a small town on the railroad from Atlanta to Augusta.

If this courthouse could talk its storytelling could ooze with plenty of drama. Murder trials, sex crimes, the average and not-so-average divorce and civil case. Legal entanglements small and large with plenty of characters to go around. Small towns and courthouses are all about secret stories (that probably shouldn't be told), adventures and misadventures, heroes and villains. This courthouse, tied together by an add-on atrium, reminds you of your grandmother's or aunt's small house. You know, the one where Uncle Buck added on a bedroom or a kitchen right after the war. Only this was the local townsfolk adding onto a government building. Cheaper than building a new one. Just like granny. But it does serve the purpose. On any given day, it is filled with scoundrels, notorious and not-so-notorious criminals along with a sprinkling of crazy aunts and uncles. Just like old times.

If you've ever lived or worked in Conyers you'll want one of these prints. Probably to remind you of some past unpleasantness and a lesson learned. If you're a lawyer, you either have some very fond memories of this place or you want this print to remind you never to return to Rockdale County. Either way it has some value.

The original pen and ink/watercolor is part of my private collection, this print captures the original in all its color and is roughly 9 1/2 by 15 1/2 in size. The print is on archival quality paper which will last a lifetime. It comes without a mat or frame. The print of the original work of art is carefully and professionally reproduced by the pros at Associated Printing in Covington, Georgia.


Prints available at:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/113695135/rockdale-county-courthouse-conyers

All artwork © Warren Summers. Right to reproduce does not transfer with sale of artwork. Artist retains and reserves all rights.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Holga 120 S

10/7/2012 Norcross Art Festival
Holga 120 S hanging in the art booth of Michael Bryant. 
Interesting photography using this el cheapo camera.  Check it out at www.michael-bryant.com

Pen and ink, light watercolor wash.  Real quick sketch in a small Moleskine using a Pitt pen.

Emory Midtown skyline moleskine sketch

October 2012
Pen and ink sketch of Emory Midtown in small moleskine.
Watercolor

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Atlanta - Midtown Bowl

Midtown Bowl - Atlanta, Georgia
Midtown Bowl - Atlanta, Georgia


This place is just begging for the Dude, Walter and the Coen Brothers to show up for the  filming of the next Lebowski adventure.
Lots of luck with that.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Six Feet Under - Atlanta

Six Feet Under - Atlanta
Six Feet Under - Memorial Drive in Atlanta across from historic Oakland Cemetery.
Pitt Artist pen and watercolor on Strathmore watercolor paper.
September 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tropical Tradewinds Lounge, St. Augustine

Tropical Tradewinds Lounge - Sept 2012 - W. Summers
Tropical Tradewinds Lounge
St. Augustine, Florida
September 2012

A lot of famous, not-so-famous, and some plain old mediocre musical talent has performed at the Tradewinds. 
Ink and watercolor in a small Moleskine sketchbook.

Old St. Augustine fire hydrant

Old hydrant in St. Augustine.

Street view St. Augustine

Street view of St. Augustine in a small Moleskine.

Ford Falcon

Moleskine sketch of an old Ford Falcon rusting in St. Augustine.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hawk having a gourmet meal

This hawk was having a meal on the side of a heavily traveled street just after 5:00 p.m. You can see he's very close to the road by the white line. 

Fire Hydrant

Pitt artist pen and watercolor in a small Moleskine sketch book.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Dad's old Case Knife

One of many knives my Dad carried and whittled with in his lifetime. I use it occasionally. 
Lamy fountainpen with Noodler's ink and watercolor in a small Moleskine sketchbook.

My Canon G11

My Canon G11. 
Uniball pen and watercolor in a small Moleskine sketchbook. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

View of Peachtree Street

View of Peachtree Street in Atlanta from the entrance/exit of Emory University Hospital Mid-town.
Ink and watercolor in a small Moleskine sketchbook.  2012 W. Summers

Joanne's antique secretary.

All of the Summers's household bills lurk inside.  Ink and watercolor in a Moleskine sketchbook. 
W. Summers 2012