Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

WOW, July 9 was my last post. Haven't really been sketching much or at least not anything I want to show. So, for 2012, I, Douglas Randall Thayer promise to sketch and post more. There. Now it's in writing. Happy New Year everyone.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer time

In the summer we have fresh cut flowers in the house all the time. This lilly was sketched from a vase full. I added some color using colored pencils. Not real happy with the results but you have to start somewhere. I've never done much with colored pencils. Also this was done in a Pentalic sketchbook. They were on sale so I bought several. They have a very smooth surface. Haven't tried a watercolor wash yet but I doubt that the paper will take a wash. Too light. We shall see.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Livingston Feed & Seed

Livingston Feed and Seed in Howell Michigan. Their sign is covering over a sign that says Coles Elevator. Seems to me that when I was growing up in Howell this was Coles but I'm not sure. The other elevator in town was Howell Co-op and they have been gone for years. The buildings have all been torn down.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mill Supplies Corporation

The old Mill Supplies Corporation building on East Michigan Avenue in Lansing, Michigan. I had no idea that they had closed their doors. Don't know at all when it happened. But I wanted to sketch it and photograph it before it was no more. This is really a grand old brick building. Across the street is the Lansing Center show hall. A huge building. Forty years or so ago though across the street was store fronts. Included in them was Michigan Furniture, Lansing Furniture and Dines Restaurant. Behind those stores was the Jury Rowe Furniture warehouse, That was where I worked for a few years.