Art by Michael Ayers

What I do in my spare time...
Waiting in the lobby while having the fluids changed in my ride.  Watercolor and pen in 3”x5” sketchbook.

Waiting in the lobby while having the fluids changed in my ride.  Watercolor and pen in 3”x5” sketchbook.

Funny Face

I wanted an interesting face to draw/paint, so I Googled “funny face”, and I was drawn to a certain black and white photo of a man contorting his face just so.  

Funny Face

I wanted an interesting face to draw/paint, so I Googled “funny face”, and I was drawn to a certain black and white photo of a man contorting his face just so.  

Dad

Dad: Pentel brushpen, watercolor, & charcoal on pressboard backing.

I haven’t seen or talked with my dad since sometime in the mid 90′s.  We had a falling out.  He passed away in 2003 at the age of 59, alone – well alone in the sense that he had no family around.  He was in his childhood hometown, Placerville, California, and his brother lived in Pollock Pines, and his father in Sacramento.  I assume he had friends at the assisted living home he was in at the…

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Kakegawa http://wp.me/sgmDZ-kakegawa

I went to Japan in 2005 for 8 days.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.  We got to see Kakegawa castle while we were there, although it was closed for repairs.  

Kakegawa http://wp.me/sgmDZ-kakegawa

I went to Japan in 2005 for 8 days.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.  We got to see Kakegawa castle while we were there, although it was closed for repairs.  

Steve Mac

Steve Mac: #brushpen & #watercolor #portrait on the back of a business card

Boy, twins are a lot of work!  The lack of output here on this blog is mostly due to the business (read, busy-ness) of taking care of infant identical twin girls.  Oh, but do I love them immensely!  I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world, or all the art in it.

I do, however, use that as a crutch… an excuse of sorts because I am able to do some things in short spurts.  For example:

"Steve": Kuretake #8 brush pen and watercolor on the back of an old business card.

“Steve”:…

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"Steve": Brush pen sketch with watercolor on the back of an old business card.

"Steve": Brush pen sketch with watercolor on the back of an old business card.

Sketching with #Pentel Brush Pens.

Sketching with #Pentel Brush Pens.

The view from my left eye last weekend, sitting at a table in the waiting area, waiting for an oil change and emissions inspection.

The view from my left eye last weekend, sitting at a table in the waiting area, waiting for an oil change and emissions inspection.