Just back from Chicago tonight, had a great time. Weather was perfect. The days before we arrived were unbearable, high heat, high humidity. We suffered some rain, but other than that, great weather. We lucked out!
I was inspired by Katherine Tryrell’s recent travel sketches to do some of my own. I rarely use watercolor, but that’s the best travel medium, so I took a small kit with me to sketch with. Of the several I did, these are the ones I’m most comfortable sharing. I’m really an oil painter, so whenever I paint in watercolor it’s like a new world.

Mike (my partner of 17+ years now) finished the Gay Games marathon in 4 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds. Plenty of time to sketch! I did these quick sketches on a small pad while others waited. I’m really proud of him. Imagine running 26.2 miles, without stopping over 4+ hours? And to think I occassionally participate in a day long “drawing marathon”. No comparison.

Mike Estrada Running the 2006 Chicago Gay Games Marathon

Marathon Wait, Eyes Wandering

Marathon Wait #1 – Watercolor

Another Marathon Wait

Marathon Wait #2 – Watercolor

2 thoughts on “Marathon Wait

  1. Hi,
    The watercolors are great. I know what you mean about them being a whole new medium. I paint mostly pastels, acrylics and oils and ventures into watercolor are adventures. ­čÖé
    Congratulations to Mr. Estrada on the marathon. Wow.

  2. Rob Mackintosh says:

    Ed, I think #2 has a beautiful feel, you got the figure in just a few strokes, and should be a great reference to do a small painting from.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.