This is my best effort at life drawing today. Funny how I seem to do better with the initial warmup sketches when I'm loose. 18 x 24 inches.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, October 07, 2016
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
I started making this watercolor during lunch break at my meeting on September 24, but I didn't finish it until much later. I erased the trees by painting water over them and picking up the paint with a paper towel, then I painted them in again. Not too satisfied with the overall result. I had hoped it would be better. The problem is I don;t have a clear center of interest, and the values are all similar. Besides that, I painted the islands in the foreground just as they were. I could have altered them to lead the eye into the background.
Monday, October 03, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Life drawing has begun again for fall. What a pleasure to see my artist friends again and jump right into drawing and painting. Tami was our model today.
These are one-minutes drawings. I was pleased with the proportions.
My best painting for the day.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
I spent some time in downtown Bremerton, and made some sketches of people going to the ferry terminal. At lunch I thought I'd try El Balcon, a Guatemalan restaurant on the main drag. It's a tiny little place with barely room for the people making the food and a long line of customers straggling out the door and onto the street. It took a long time to place my order and get my food, but oh my was it good. I went back for a second pupusa and made this sketch while I waited.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
This morning I found this lovely Craftsman home a couple of blocks from our vacation rental. I sat down on my tripod stool and started sketching when a woman in the house across the street came out to see what I was doing. She was very curious about my painting, even took some photos of me at work. Nice to have a support group!
We're renting a vacation home in Hood River for a few days. This morning I got up early and went walking around the neighborhood. I chose one of the many lovely homes for a subject. While I painted, walkers and joggers passed by with a wave or hello. When I finished, the owner of the house came out to look at my painting. Very friendly place. Watercolor, 9 x 12 inches.
Here's the preliminary pencil sketch.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
We're having a few days of vacation in Hood River, Oregon, at a vacation rental house. Early this morning I got up and made a couple of watercolors of houses in our area.
39 Serpentine Rd., Hood River, OR
210 May St., Hood River, OR
Monday, July 25, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
After my meeting today in Seattle, I strolled through Pike Street Market on my way back to the ferry. While I was there, I made a quick ink sketch and colored it on the ferry.