Monday, October 21, 2013

East Atlanta Flatiron Building

East Atlanta Flatiron Building
Acrylic on canvas, 22 x 38
Been gone awhile, maybe now I can find the time to make a few more attempts at some art.
I have always liked this building.  I grew up not far from it.

Friday, April 5, 2013

O and M Grocery - Charleston, South Carolina

The O & M Grocery, Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C.  No Loitering or Drinking allowed.  Charleston is a beautiful town with lots to draw.  I don't think the O & M is featured on the horse drawn carriage tours.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Atlanta Stove Works - Old Fourth Ward

Atlanta Stove Works - Old Fourth Ward

Atlanta Stove Works - Old Fourth Ward
The Atlanta Stove Works at the intersection of Krog and Irwin Streets in the Old Fourth Ward.  Pen and Ink, watercolor 9 1/2 x 12.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Smokehouse

The Smoke House

Smoke House BBQ - Ponce de Leon Avenue - Atlanta, Ga
Entrepreneurs drive the economy, but Bar-B-Que drives the South. Small outposts like this one are a testament to the determination of the small business owner.  This one is right in the middle of Atlanta in Midtown.  Just across the street from the Krispy Kreme.

Cold Night

Cold Night
This is a pen and ink/watercolor of mine from 1989.  I came across it the other day tucked into an old sketchbook of the same vintage.  I had totally forgotten about it.  Maybe for good reason.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Dial a Drunk

Vintage Intoximeter - a/k/a the “Dial-a-Drunk.”  

In the 70‘s, 80‘s and into the 90‘s this machine was the standard in Georgia and elsewhere for measuring whether a person would be charged with DUI/DWI.
The suspect would blow into a tube sending a breath sample into a chemical ampule.  Light was transmitted through the ampule and a  photo-electric sensor measured the amount of light.  A needle moved, a dial was turned to center the needle, a gauge on the dial was read and Voila! Dial a Drunk.
Defense lawyers loved this machine.  Legal challenges, operator error, corruption... just a good old time
Suspects always complained. “I blew into a tube, the cop turned a dial and I got arrested.”    This machine was decommissioned around 1994.

Pen and Ink, watercolor, 8 x10

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Trader Joe's - Norcross, Georgia

Trader Joe's - Norcross, Georgia

Trader Joe’s Norcross, GA
This place should be declared a crime scene.  Selling so much chocolate, and particularly chocolate covered almonds,  should be a crime.  I am also known to frequent a another Trader Joe’s crime scene on Monroe Drive in Atlanta.

I am pretty sure my dog Tinker Bell does not understand the concept of a grocery store.  She does however, have the humans she adopted trained to buy plenty of chicken strips from this place.

Pen and Ink with watercolor in a spiral bound sketchbook.  8 x 10.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

College Street Playhouse - Norcross, Ga

College Street Playhouse

The College Street Playhouse - home of the Lionheart Theatre Company, Norcross, Ga.  This is the old Methodist Church circa. 1876. 

Prints available in the gallery.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Billiard Hall - Auburn Avenue

Tapp Out Billiards
Tapp Out Billiards, Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA.
Pen and Ink, watercolors in a small Moleskine sketchbook.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Party

The Party
This is an old pen and ink/acrylic on canvas I did in 1997.  The party was at a late friend of mine's house. 

Dollar Bill Art

Chef Boy R Georgie and Pirate George.  Dollar Bills disguised as art or art disguised as dollar bills?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Waffle House Police Radio

Waffle House Police Radio

So this is how the story usually goes:
A cop eating in a diner somewhere leaves their walkie-talkie on the counter.  A member of the service staff picks it up and starts calling out on it. This way everybody everywhere will know someone screwed up. “Hey, come get your radio from the Waffle House.”  I don’t know how true this story is.  Probably an urban legend.  Never happened to me or anyone I know...
Pen and ink with watercolor.  Strathmore 140 lb. watercolor paper. 8 x 10.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Foxy Lady - Atlanta, GA

Foxy Lady - Atlanta, Georgia
Foxy Lady

In my effort to document my native city of Atlanta, I sometimes tend to eschew the regular fare.  This is one of those times.  I could not resist the sign.  On the sign, in small letters, it is indicated the Foxy Lady was established in 1977.  I guess new talent was inevitable.
Pen and ink with watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper.  9 x 12.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

CSX Lithonia Rail Yard

CSX -Lithonia, Georgia
A field sketch of the CSX rail yard in Lithonia, Georgia.  Trying out some new paper.

Thelma's Rib Shack

Thelma's Rib Shack
Recently, the Atlanta Urban Sketchers decided to have a sketchcrawl in the Historic MLK area of Atlanta.  Other commitments are wreaking havoc on my schedule, so I had time the weekend before the upcoming sketchcrawl to visit the area.  Lots of history and plenty to draw, paint and photograph... this is my contribution.

Pen and Ink, watercolor in a small Moleskine sketchbook.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Iron Horse Tavern - Norcross, Georgia

Iron Horse Tavern - Norcross, Georgia
The Iron Horse in Norcross.  A quaint watering hole. 
Illustration using pen and ink, watercolors, colored pencils, a gold gelly pen on Canson 140 lb watercolor paper.