Into the Great Unknown....
Some of you may have seen my post on facebook, some I may have approached through my daily interactions, but all are here because I know you in some way or another. I am starting this website for the purpose of sharing my art endeavors with as many people as I can. My journey in art started as soon as I could hold a pen/pencil/crayon and has carried through my entire life, although it has been sporadic at times.
The purpose of this blog and website is to catalog my interest in Acrylic/Oil, Watercolor, and Sketch/Wash. As an architect, visual communication is incredibly important and I realized in 2010 that the skills I need will take time, so I embarked on a regimented and disciplined journey to develop those skills.
A good friend of mine Henry Santos helped me start my journey learning to sketch. This first sketch book contains many early sketches that laid the groundwork for subject matter that continues to show up in my works.
I have currently finished a total of 14 sketch books on this journey, I try to sketch at least once thing a day mostly from observation, which can cause a fair amount of consternation when I can't find a suitable subject to draw.
Here is a selection of images out of my books showing the varied subject matter, purpose, and style in my sketches. I am still a very young (experience wise) artist and believe there are so many options, I would like to explore as many as possible for as long as possible.
Sometimes, I can't find a suitable subject and I just have to sketch some random image from a book.
I would like to post to this blog on a weekly basis, sharing process, Work in Progress, and thoughts on the art world and the creative culture. Please check back often, or keep an eye on my facebook feed.
12/17/2014 10:19:15 pm
Very interesting I will have to keep checking this out
1/9/2015 12:58:23 pm
Just checking in to see what you have done for us lately
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Chris Holt is an Architect and Artist. His art work centers around cityscapes, still life, and abstract work.