....I'm beginning to enjoy the waiting around at Dr's offices or in this case surgery centers. I was there today for my partner who was getting some eye surgery done. I hung out in the reception area and then when the temp warmed up some, there was a nice little patio area to explore and sketch. There was a lot of bamboo to draw and I got to use my water brush for the first time. Surgery was successful and I got in some sketching time. win-win.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I'm enjoying working in my 6X9 spiral book. The size is just right for me right now. I also picked up a two pack, fine Sharpie black pens. The shade was slightly lighter than the Microns that I have been using so I'm testing them out with these two sketches. (they passed the water pre-test). I'll be adding the water colors at some point but for now, I'm enjoying this stage.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
My favorite place at my Cousin Gerda's home is in the back patio. She has different plants, a water pond and lots of cool trinkets to look at. Here's my attempt to capture some the patio. I also found out my sepia ink is not water proof. That will teach me to do some prior testing.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Unfinished and I think it has potential.
Early Monday am - Laundry day - start the wash, walk Harley (the dog), put the clothes in the dryers, draw/paint for 29 minutes and then fold the clothes. Either I draw faster, don't walk the dog or be ok with a to-be-continued unfinished piece. For now, I'll take the tbc. In the meantime, I'm checking out some UTube how to videos about using watercolors. Works for me.
Not really liking this one but what the heck, fresh air and some piece of mind brain time...it's all worth it even if the outcome isn't great. First time on a 9X12 cold press and it won't be my last.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
...stands a hardy cactus. Five years ago it was our Christmas tree and at that time it almost measured a foot high and had maybe four arms hanging on it. I planted it outside and now it's well over five feet high with brother's and sister's and way too many arms to count. It definitely has become one of my favorite plants.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The early Sunday morning ritual is going to the laundromat for 2 hours. This Sunday, instead of reading during the in between times I decided to draw. Here's the beginnings of the business that's across the street from the laundromat.