Tuesday, June 26, 2012

St. Theodosius

Had an opportunity to do a sketch of this great Russian Orthodox church in Tremont on Friday.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Gardenview Horticultural Park

These sketches on toned paper are from the local horticultural park here in Strongsville. I go there a lot to sketch and paint, as they do a great job with different colored and textured foliage placement and it makes for fun sketching.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

League Park Also

Here's my sketch of the ticket office at League Park. When the park was rebuilt in concrete and steel in 1910, this building already existed, and the rest of the park was planned around it. I only got this one sketch in, as it was the day of Parade the Circle and I didn't want to miss that.

League Park is the only existing ex major league ballpark from this era. It'll be exciting to see what they come up with for its next chapter.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

League Park

This past Saturday, we met up at League Park in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland.  It was a great morning to sketch, but I do understand that many of you were already headed to Parade the Circle that afternoon.  It was still great to see some out enjoying some sketch time in the sun.

I sketched this from the opposite side of Lexington.  This structure and the wall along East 66th are the last remaining pieces of the actual stadium.  The grounds are being kept up enough to use, but no diamond to actually play ball on.  Some pretty incredible things happened here.  I will leave that for when Jeff posts his sketches, because he's way more knowledgeable on the subject than I am.  But, there are efforts to restore the stadium, and you can read more about that here.

The area around the stadium is being revitalized through different housing programs, including the opportunity homes.  It's really starting to look pretty good around there.  With those efforts, I hope all of the new neighbors to League Park will push to bring it back to life.  It would be incredible to have some ballgames out there. 

Friday, June 1, 2012


These are from last weekend. I had a chance to sketch one of the gargoyles in the Arcade. Cool stuff!