"Mojave Girl" is an original portrait in Pen & Ink, from an Edward Curtis photo, circa the beginning of the 20th Century. This portrait was completed using the stippling, or pointillism technique with black and brown inks, to give the rendering a sepia effect, much like the old tin-type photos.
Original pen & ink rendering. Chin Shu was a Siamese Cat that adopted me many, many years ago, and this portrait was done in her memory. I completed this portrait using black and brown ink pens, utilizing stroke work in combination with stippling, or pointillism. I used Rapidograph pens for the black portions, and Micron pens for the brown portions. Please contact me if you'd like a portrait of your pet. I work from photos, so you can either send me your favorite pictures by email or regular mail.
Original pen & ink rendering. The Homes Gallery is one of my favorites. Each of the renderings here was a commissioned piece at one time or another. House Portraits make excellent gifts for all occasions. Real Estate agents have used them in the past for closing gifts or promotional tools. Personalize your stationery or notecards, or use them for Christmas greetings. I work from photographs and would be glad to discuss commission work for a portrait of your home or office. Please contact me for more information.
"Cleft of the Rock Lighthouse" is one of 10 Oregon Coast Lighthouses for which I've done renderings. It is the only privately owned and built lighthouse of the 10, and was constructed in 1976. It is located just south of Yachats, Oregon, and can be seen from HWY 101, although it is not open to the public. The name is taken from the hymn "He Hideth My Soul in the Cleft of the Rock", by Fanny J. Crosby. The original rendering combines pointillism with stroke work and squiggles.
Original graphite rendering. Actually, this should be "Golden Eagle - 1", since this original graphite drawing was completed quite a number of years ago, long before I did the ink/color pencil "Golden Eagle". It is one of my favorite early pieces, which I am now able to add to the Wildlife Gallery.
Original pen & ink portrait. Once I completed the scratchboard version of "Soulful", I wanted to try it as an ink rendering as well. This version, at 8" x 10" is considerably larger than the scratchboard version, which is 5" x 7". It doesn't seem like much, but it sure looks a lot larger.
Original Pen & Ink rendering. Hunter, Scout, Indian Fighter, Showman; Buffalo Bill romanticized the West in his Wild West Show that toured through the Eastern U.S. and Europe. William Frederick Cody got his nickname when he was contracted by the Kansas Pacific Railroad after the Civil War to supply the workers with buffalo meat. He proceeded to kill 4,280 American bison in an eighteen month period during 1867-68. Still, another buffalo hunter, named Bill Comstock, claimed the name as well, so they competed in a buffalo-shooting match to determine who would have exclusive rights to use the name. Cody won by killing 69 to Comstock's 48.
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Whether by design or by accident, you’ve arrived at the site that features the Pen & Ink renderings of Lawrence Tripoli. But wait, there’s more. In addition to the Pen & Ink renderings, you will also find drawings rendered in Graphite and Scratchboard, and even a few that incorporate colored inks and pencils. I work from photographs, and welcome inquiries regarding commissioned portraits, be it of people, pets, horses, houses or whatever. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information.
The slideshow in the left panel is just a sample of the artwork you will find by navigating through the website. For those who have visited before, you will notice a slight re-design, but the basic format remains the same. The main Gallery page still lists the various sub-Galleries, or categories, and from there, just click on the thumbnails to see larger versions of the artwork. With this re-design, I have tried to make it easier to make your purchases. Each of the thumbnail images now has a PayPal Shopping Cart button beneath it, hopefully to save a few steps as you navigate through the categories. Each PayPal button has a drop-down list, detailing the items available for that particular image. As always, this website is a work in progress, so I hope you will come back to visit often. I haven’t even uploaded any of my Golf Course Signature Holes yet, and many familiar images from other categories will be added as I go along. So for now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the tour.