June 28, 2008
June 27, 2008
June 26, 2008
Liz of Borromini Bear and Barbara of BYarborough's have been doing food journals. They helped launch me into a LC plan of my own to loose 10 pounds (AGAIN) and I thought I would attempt a sketch too - Well perhaps I would improve with more attempts, but this is hard! Greens and veggies are Hard to sketch. Now Twinkies or french fries or pancakes with syrup I could sketch - but alas, would Not lose 10 pounds.
June 25, 2008
June 23, 2008
Ah summer, hard to pick just one thing that brings summer to mind. I started with watermelon, a special summer treat to be eaten outside. Which reminds me of the picnic table, which reminded me of summer vacations along the coast of Maine, which reminded me of cozy campfires. So there you have my evolution - which is exactly the order in which I sketched and painted.
June 18, 2008
Because I so admire the landscapes posted I decided to throw myself into them (well not literally, but this one would be refreshing). Although I have not traveled as much as I would like, I have seen some lovely places. I decided to work on some old pictures of places I have lived or visited - a nice addition to my sketchbook and good practice. I start with Lake Tahoe, anyone who has been there has seen true majesty.
June 16, 2008
June 13, 2008
June 12, 2008
Makes ME feel fine - even on day 4 of a heat wave but, this morning its all gone- what a difference a day makes - or like they say in New England, if you don't like the weather , wait a minute.
Another fast and furious sketch, really enjoying less thinking and fussing and more play.
June 11, 2008
I labored over this way too long and just now noticed the wonky slant - Well Yale is old, maybe it does slant a bit ;-). Indiana Jones was quite a disappointment , except for the scenes at Yale . IMHO
June 10, 2008
Only dashed out to pick a peony. Poor thing loved getting its own vase of water I am sure. A fast and furious sketch for me as I try to become quicker and looser. The orange border just reflected my vision of the day's heat. They promise a break tonight and I am holding them to it!
June 9, 2008
Whew, this heat came on too fast, it was in the 60s Friday and then mid 90s on Sat, Sun and Still counting. Probably another day or two of heat wave then the low 80s will feel wonderful. As usual it is the dang Humidity that's insufferable.
June 6, 2008
The Merritt Parkway snakes along parallel to I95 on Connecticut's shoreline to New York City. No commercial vehicles are allowed creating a lovely pastoral , 2 lane drive - The route is tree lined and each overpass bridge is different and distinctive. This one is the James Farm Road Bridge in Stratford. adorned by the Nike Wings - which I chose to detail in the foreground.