Places and Faces
Plein Air Watercolor Paintings,
Conté Crayon Drawings, Pen & Ink Sketches
by Jonathan W. Lowe and Friends

"The sketch hunter has delightful days of drifting about among people, in and out of the city, going anywhere, everywhere, stopping as long as he likes -- no need to reach any point, moving in any direction following the call of interests. He moves through life as he finds it, not passing negligently the things he loves, but stopping to know them, and to note them down in the shorthand of his sketchbook, a box of oils with a few small panels, the fit of his pocket, or on his drawing pad. Like any hunter he hits or misses. He is looking for what he loves, he tries to capture it. It's found anywhere, everywhere. Those who are not hunters do not see these things. The hunter is learning to see and to understand -- to enjoy."
-- Robert Henri, 1923, The Art Spirit

Plein-air Landscapes

A palace's conical towers in the town of Sintra near Lisbon, Portugal

The Albany Bulb, San Francisco Bay Area, California

Two red buttes along the Green River, Utah

Foggy hills above Limantour youth hostel, Point Reyes, California

Portraits and Nudes

Portrait of Cat, San Francisco, California

Jenny Lowe self-portrait, State College, Pennsylvania

Reclining nude, Martinique, Carribean Islands

Seated nude, University of California, Berkeley

Half portrait of Mom, Berkeley, California

Painting with limited palette

Dad doing dishes, State College, Pennsylvania

Homes along Buena Vista Avenue, San Francisco

The Mazowe River in Zimbabwe, Africa

Vacant lot, Berkeley Hills, California

Chabot Reservoir, Oakland, California

Mountains, Boulders, Gardens

Lembert Dome, Toulumne Meadows, California

The town of Jagat, Nepal, in a deep river canyon

Prayer flags at the entrance to Chame, Nepal

Mountains West of Letdar, Nepal (Elevation: 13,860 feet)

Snowy ranges below Thorung Phedi basecamp, Nepal

Rocky Shore (inspired by a Hasslehurst painting)

Boulders and Conifers, Central Maine

Twelve miles from Murehwa, Zimbabwe

Botanical Garden, Harare, Zimbabwe

Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

California Landscapes

Beltane Ranch, Sonoma County, California

Tuffa towers under storm clouds at Mono Lake, California

A hot day along the Navarro River, California

Golden waving fields near Bakersfield, California

View from the rooftop, San Francisco, California

Freehand pen sketches

Sculpture of Annibal, the Louvre, Paris

Bayeux Cathedral, Bayeux, France

Lines to the Louvre form below Cafe Richelieu, Paris

Rue Des Tournelles, Paris, France

Krazy Coyote Saloon and Grille, Anza Borega Desert, California

Still life, sketch diary, studio work

Plantains, Lemon and Limes, Carribean Islands

Landscape field sketches, Coachella Valley, California

Desktop still life, San Francisco, California

Kayaking in Baja, by Christopher W. Kent

Larch Waxy Cap Mushrooms, from "Mushrooms Demystified"

Last update: 26 September, 2007.     Copyright 2007 Jonathan W. Lowe.     All Rights Reser ved.