Eastcote, Los Angeles, Delaware, Sketches, and Goldsworthy

Five very different articles in this post. Starting with a global competition for all things sketchy, a big renovation for the Eastcote House Gardens in England due to a big money influx and great news for vegetable gardeners in Los Angeles. But there’s more. A proposal for a 27 acre botanical garden in Delaware, I’ve… Continue reading Eastcote, Los Angeles, Delaware, Sketches, and Goldsworthy

It Never Happened

This addition to the deck, a new railing and walk, new set of steps, a pond and totally new landscape plantings was an eye-opener. The Inside For the homeowners it had come down to the large changes outside vs. the addition to the size of the kitchen. The drawings and estimate were put together for… Continue reading It Never Happened

Sign, Sign, Everywhere’s a Sign

Some rendering possibilities for sign for a business I have done some work for in the past So this is one idea above and then I thought about drawing another idea, this one mostly for myself. Looking at this as I am writing . . . doesn’t that look like a wishing well? Sorta, it’s… Continue reading Sign, Sign, Everywhere’s a Sign

The Stages of a Color Rendering

A client asked me to render a redesigned boardwalk area. These are the steps I went through to make that happen. The above is a simple pen drawingdone fairly quickly, giving the client an opportunity to see what possibilities for the future may hold. Above I have kept the color rendering on top of the… Continue reading The Stages of a Color Rendering

Green, and all it’s Shades

A little something from my looking at the color green. One of those days when I was just trying to get my mind right to start working on a drawing. Foliage Fooling around on something like this reminds me again, why more designers need to look at foliage and not just the color of the… Continue reading Green, and all it’s Shades

Long Ago Design (2)

While looking for a drawing to do a comparative analysis I found this interesting conceptual design. What I have is something very loose and “natural” on the right as opposed to something very geometric in design on the left. The Drawing The idea was giving the client a chance to look at completely opposite ideas… Continue reading Long Ago Design (2)