Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Lady at the Second Grade Concert

Went to my grandson's 2nd grade Christmas concert tonight and immediately laid eyes on the lady in the row in front and just off to the right. My absolute first thought was, "Rick Tulka needs to be right here, right now!"

All I had was the program printed on a green half-sheet of paper: no pen, no pencil. My wife gave me her ball point and I went to work in a hurry.

This is a far cry from Rick Tulka's work in the cafe le Select in Paris, but the inspiration is pure Tulka!

Thanks Rick.


  1. Oh my Jim...I can see how you couldn't resist painting this lovely creature. She seems so filled with joy (or something?)

  2. Nice work... the green paper just adds to the fabulous sketch... and thanks for introducing me to Rick... 2 more blogs to visit... just what I need LOL

  3. And have you bought a sketchbook that will fit in your pocket now for these perfect occasions?

  4. Sounds like your wife is tolerant of your hobby. A good thing. Wonder what this gal would think of being on-line? Anyway, don't know if you do awards or not, but I put you down for one. Check my blog for details. If you pass, fine, too. I'll be following your posts either way.

  5. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  6. via EDM Taco-stand-man: This sketch of a character is terrific! And I see that you put different things on Flickr than on your blog. Isn't it interesting how we compartmentalize AND overlap?! (A sketch pad that is always with you IS a great comfort. I don't suppose you'd consider carrying a man-purse....?)