Portfolio > Observed Works

This work is based on using observed material from the surrounding visual world. It involves my continual exploration of the basic concept of "drawing from life", and is usually done from a live model source or from photographic model sources.

Iowa City watercolor John Martinek
Watercolor on Paper
9" x 9.25"
October 2017
Iowa City watercolor john martinek
Watercolor on Paper
9" x 9"
October 2017
Painting of the Pullman Bar and Diner Iowa City. John Martinek
Acrylic on Panel
16" x 14 3/4"
November 2015
$150
John Martinek watercolor coralville fossil gorge
Watercolor on Paper
9" x 9"
September 2017
Door County painting near Ellison Bay Wisconsin
Acrylic on Panel
10" x 8"
July 2016
Door County painting near Ellison Bay Wisconsin
Acrylic on Panel
8" x 10"
July 2016
Greta Songe painting in Ephraim Wisconsin. Painting in Ephraim.
Acrylic on Panel
8" x 10"
July 2016
Painting of rocks along the marina in sister bay wisconsin
Acrylic on Panel
8" x 10"
July 2016
Painting of a pool in Sister Bay Wisconsin
Acrylic on Panel
8" x 10"
July 2016
Painting in Laramie Wyoming. John Martinek,
Acrylic on Panel
8" x 10"
June 2016
$500
Iowa city painting, Clinton Street, watercolor, John Martinek
Watercolor on Paper
7 3/4" x7"
August 2013
englert theatre iowa city
Ink and Watercolor
7' x 7 3/4"
2009
John's Grocery Iowa City, Iowa John Martinek
Pen and Ink
7" x 6"
2008
iowa city, drawing, jefferson street
Pen and Ink
6.5" x 6.5"
2012
$400
Bruge Belgium, Watercolor
ink and watercolor
5" x 6 3/4"
2009
Bruge Belgium, Watercolor
Ink and Watercolor
5" x 5 1/4"
March 2009
$750
Brussels Street by John Martinek
pencil and acrylic
8" x 8 1/2"
2009
$700
Piran Slovenia Tartini Square.  John Martinek, Pen and Ink
Pen and Ink on Paper
5 3/4" x 9"
August 2013
Vienna Hofburg Statue
Ink
7" x 6"
June 2013
$400
Rovinj Croatia Watercolor Painting John Martinek
Watercolor on Paper
8 3/4" x 6 1/2"
July 2013
Grinnell Watercolor by John Martinek
Watercolor and Ink
2007
Grinnell Watercolor by John Martinek
Watercolor and Ink
2007
Grinnell Watercolor by John Martinek
Watercolor and Ink
2007
Pen and Ink Drawing, Budapest, John Martinek
Ink and Gouache
1995
Pen and Ink Drawing, Vienna, John Martinek
Ink on Paper
1995
sketch in Samos by John Martinek
Gouache and Ink
10" x 5 1/2"
November 28, 1995