November 30, 2006
November 29, 2006
November 28, 2006
EDM challenge #94 Spoons. Amazing how these challenges make me really look at things I never actually 'saw' before. a simple spoon, silver colored and very utilitarian, simple, sleek and so hard to capture.
I wanted to find a unique spoon but decided to stick to the norm and picked a teaspoon and a slotted spoon for size variety. I HAD to do a pencil sketch first to get decent proportions then my Micron pen. I checked with a Claudia Nice "how to" book and she used some gold washes then gray and burnt sienna mixtures so I tried the same, while preserving my whites as best I could. My moleskine journal (non-watercolor) did not care to cooperate much but I stopped before everything got muddy. Adding in the shadow helped and I often forget to look for them. not great but I learned from it all. And I can tell they are spoons!
November 27, 2006
November 23, 2006
I love lupines, and in Maine they grow like wildfire - this house is my version of a Maine Print I own.
My husband's family is from Maine and we spend a lot of time there, between the rocky shore and the mountains for skiing and such. A very different way of life. I am looking forward to sketching the various areas we visit (Bar Harbor, Camden, Freeport) for seaside, Sunday River, Mount Washington, White mountains (for winter).
So this is my version of wild lupines. I wish I could grow a field of them at home.
Done in pencil then watercolor.