Tuesday, April 26, 2022

 Airport sketches. SFO off to NYC. The plane, weather delayed, the room, crowded and bored. Great time to draw.

Friday, April 08, 2022


Two years ago, when the US shut down in the face of COVID, a project was born, and I had a chance to participate in its early days....

Sunday, September 19, 2021

 I had the pleasure of participating in the nineteenth annual Sonoma Plein Air, an excellent event with funding  arts education in Sonoma Valley public schools as its goal. Sold a few, made them, and me happy. Happiest was being out in the field painting...

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

 sketches from North Carolina random sketches of airports, cigar smokers, Penland, and a hotel room

Monday, July 26, 2021

 time has come for a new website: https://www.charlespyle.net Here you can see illustration, paintings studio and plein air, a limited selection of humorous and commentary art. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

 Nothing quite as satisfying as drawing from a great model. Sarafina. 

 Whoa! An unexpected journey to Kaiser Vallejo leads to a hospital stay... 

Thursday, April 08, 2021

 More drawing fun, Clothed Figure workshop, with Abigail Lashbrook as model, and yes, the red thing on the skirt is an EXTERIOR pocket. Who knew. Various mediums and time frames.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

 The miracle of modern times, a live model, Janet Mayer, live from London in a Society of Illustrators Sketchnight hosted by Ted Michalowski, zooming from from Savannah, Georgia, and run by Steve Compton in NYC. Dress was a surrealist theme.

Friday, December 25, 2020

 A few sketches of Abigail in nineteenth century garb at Society of Illustrators VIRTUAL sketch night.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

 Emperor Vanity, strikes poses at the Society of Illustrators Virtual Sketch Night, and yes, he was wearing a star on his head.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Society of Illustrators Sketchnight. What a joy.


Zoom sessions, dropping in in Atalanta to draw a multi-talented musician at work.


Mr. Bowling sketch

 Another bit from CFII, with notes all over it