Ooops… Somehow I must have had a brain cramp… this should have been published last Friday. Well, it’s here now and I’ll just push the others back a few days to compensate.
These five are the start of the second half of the challenge. I’m much less stressed and more inclined to just start in and see where my brush takes me.
Two quick views across the pond. This is one of my favorites because I can see myself using this technique on vacation.
Another people spread. I’m particularly fond of the woman with dog in the upper right. Just a few brush strokes allowing us to fill in the details ourselves.
My favorite pitcher! Not only does it glug-glug-glug when it pours but with its beautiful coloration it’s a great subject.
Another fun pitcher to paint!
Dogs… I really miss my ink when I’m painting them! They move so fast… I should be painting sleeping dogs instead.
See you in a couple of days for the next installment!
Here I am fully one third of my way through the month and I’ve finally given up on perfection. I’ve started to “lean in” as the contemporary lingo says.
I love a few in this group but one of them in particular got away from me… it’s a real dog! (wink-wink)
I wanted to try something that had both wide swaths of color along with fine detail. This bottle had both.
Woof! Done from a photo on Sktchy.
Lesson One from Wil Freeborn’s book Learn to Paint in Watercolor with 50 Paintings. Who knew doughnuts would be such great subjects!
Out with my plein air group… just starting to get comfortable balancing my sketchbook, paints, and water jar without getting soaked… done that before.
Lesson Fifteen from the same Wil Freeborn book. I think this technique would be great to capture the Adirondacks across Lake Champlain.
More on Friday… until then have a great day and a wonderful Independence Day to all of us in the States!
After I posted yesterday’s Chihuahua Valentine I had the urge to draw her again. I’m still using my watercolor pencils but this time she’s in my Strathmore 400 watercolor sketchbook.
Dogs… so much variety, so many shapes and sizes… I love drawing them!
(Shhhhh… don’t tell the cats.)
Today I realized I posted only once in November and I was in danger of not posting at all this December. Just laziness I guess because I’ve been working in my sketchbook daily.
Lately I’ve been drawing dogs using photos people have generously provided through the Sktchy app. I sit on the couch with my sketchbook after dinner and relax with my pen and paints… a little added journaling and I’m off to bed, unwound and de-stressed… and dreaming of dogs.
This year we again spent Columbus Day weekend camping with family. Tradition demands a Saturday morning excursion to a local farm stand to pick the perfect pumpkins for the afternoon carve-a-thon. No time to dilly-dally… we had trick-or-treaters coming along with hay rides in the evening!
The hot mulled apple cider and roasted pumpkins seeds were the perfect snack as we toasted our feet by the fire. Even the dogs loved it!
Now Dozer wants to be sketched too… soon… I promise.