31 July 2009

Superman Triptych

Here's a break from the sketchbooks:
Superman Triptych. 3 panels, each 11" x 14" on board. 2009.

30 July 2009

Sketch To Finish: Summer Carousel Ride

First sketches from my photos at the Pen Argyl Carousel.

First layer of graphite and white over the collaged watercolor pieces.

Layer of black and more graphite added. Finished. Details below...

NOTE: These quick shots were thrown in to show a glimpse or two. If you would like a cleaner, more hi-resolution shot for your own enjoyment, please email me at cmontone@optonline.net

"Summer Carousel Ride". 16 x 20 " Mixed media on board. July 2009.

29 July 2009

How Still We See Thee Lie

Church, at rest... With a realtor's "for sale" sign in front. The Parish has relocated, its parishoners worshipping elsewhere. Wind Gap, PA. 26 July 2009.

Pen Argyl Park & Carousel

Sometimes the road less traveled (or in this case, a moment's decision to turn right to "see what's down THAT road") leads to the nicest surprises. Park and carousel. Pen Argyl, PA. 26 July 2009.

Places Off Route 33

A day's meanderings with my good friend Steve. Surveying figures, objects and points of interest: Saylorsburg and Wind Gap, PA. 26 July 2009.

21 July 2009

Sunset & High Tension Wires

Magic Hour and electric power. Mercer County Park. 18 July 2009.

Stripped Strip Mall

Bulldozed and collapsed. Strip mall in South Jersey. July 2009.

Sketchbook Pages: January - July 2009

Assorted sketchbook pages: Sketches for new and current works, collages of items I've happened upon and excerpts from some of my (many) lists. January - July 2009.