June 29, 2009
June 25, 2009
June 24, 2009
June 23, 2009
June 22, 2009
June 18, 2009
Thankfully this looks better today than it did last night. As soon as I got home I picked a few blossoms from the yard (heavy rain expected AGAIN) and plopped them in a cup by my drawing chair. Not really happy with this, I know I need to work on more Mixing to vary the hues. I have a rose ready to go tonight - wish me luck !
June 17, 2009
Admittedly I purchased this cute little dispenser because I wanted to sketch it. Last night it was empty and ready to go into the garbage when I grabbed it. And - No, there is no soy sauce in there, it is the color of the bottom of the glass bottle.
June 14, 2009
June 11, 2009
I confess, I am a Bag Lady - I love tote bags and have more than I care to admit. These sturdy canvas totes are my favorites, I have all sorts of sizes and colors and handle lengths - I could live In these things. Because I have so many colors I could not commit to a color here!
June 10, 2009
It was evening before I could start on this exercise. I didn't want to work from a photo, so I got the only rock in the house - my door stop slab picked up at Bar Harbor, Maine. - Pretty - I pretend that is a vein of gold.
June 9, 2009
I chose to follow the landscape demo in Kate's WCP book - I think I need more colors - and yet I am pleased with the result, I added greens to reflect spring in my version . The sky is just what I wanted and all done with pencil. NOT happy with my tree grove, and the right side conveys a steep slope and not enough spring green ( not happy with my yellow pencils). But I got the gist of the exercise I think.
June 7, 2009
June 4, 2009
Last night I worked up 4 value sketches for Kate Johnson's online Water Color Pencil Class - it certainly is helpful with layout and values which are so Key!! My scanner, however does not like black and white apparently. I am sure there is a setting somewhere I need to adjust - sigh - something else to fiddle with.
June 3, 2009
June 1, 2009
I just dove in, my tomato plant is full of green tomatoes and just screamed to be sketched. Of course I have to dive in and try a complete spread and disregard the class progression - AND I used my usual sketch book - not the book chosen for water color pencil work. But here it is, and boy do I have a lot to learn!
I wanted to find something different for this challenge. Time escaped me and last night I realized I had not sketched yet. For some strange reason my mind turned to okra, which I have only cooked once from raw - slicing it revealed a very sticky, slimy interior, I have not forgotten ;-) Tasted great in the gumbo but there was an undeniable sticky factor. (I did this from memory !)
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