November 21, 2015

Commission - Dairy Dip

Cheryl Radford, Dairy Dip, Grand Bend 
Ink & Graphite, 5 x 8 inches, ©2015
This building is not really historic, but the Dairy Dip and Pizza Place in Grand Bend has been a family tradition since 1960. The building is very colourful and busy, characteristic of the shops on the strip in Grand Bend. The photo reference was taken at unique angles, so it was challenge. Google street view was a great tool to get more visual information in order to complete the illustration.

November 18, 2015

Commission - Old South

Cheryl Radford, McKenzie Ave.
Ink & Watercolour, 6 x 4 inches, ©2015
The big old tree in front of this home on McKenzie Ave is so beautiful, capturing the character and atmosphere of London's thriving, unique and historic Old South district.  Image size approx 6” x 4” and framed 8” x 10”.

On another note, I just read an article "Crediting your artwork" on The Art Biz Blog by Alyson Stanfield. It is important to do give yourself credit and to be consistent with the format of the credit. I have started now (and I have also fixed a couple of my images from recent posts) and will continue with this format in the future.

November 15, 2015

Commission - Courthouse Sqaure

Cheryl Radford, Goderich Courthouse Square
Ink & Graphite, 5 x 8 inches, ©2015
Over the next couple of weeks, I am going to post some recently completed commissions. I spent two summers living in Goderich, whose downtown has an octagonal traffic circle known as 'The Square'. This ink and pencil illustration, approx image size 5" x 8" was completed about a month ago. I think I should draw all the sides of the historic and beautiful square."The unique layout of Goderich's core encompasses eight primary streets radiating from an octagon bounded by eight business blocks. READ MORE."

November 7, 2015

CEEPS 125th Birthday

Famed London watering hole the Ceeps celebrating 125 years in business. (By Hank Daniszewski, The London Free Press.)

Built as a hotel and tavern in 1890, the Ceeps has been a popular watering hole for Western university students for more than a century. It's the only historic pub in London with its own brew house on site, and also boasts the city's largest downtown patio bar.

This illustration (original sold) was completed for "Barhopping in History, London Ontario" book. Prints are available, at The Rusty Gate 524 Adelaide Street in London, Gift of Art - 19 Main Street in Grand Bend or contact the artist.