Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Drawing Every Day?

Losing my oomph for this endeavor...and this is okay!  I haven't lost my oomph for my creativity.  I'm taking my watercolor class once a week, I work on paintings on the weekend.  I've got a few art classes lined up for the Summer, and I've just decided to take the pressure off myself to draw and post something every day.  It was starting to feel like a chore and I found myself resenting "having to do a drawing" so I've decided to back off. 

Went to La Patisserie today to grade papers and took my watercolor journal with me.  I sketched/painted between classes of papers and enjoyed myself!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Days 26 & 27...

Day 26 - A pen and ink doing two quick gestures of Ollie sleeping on my sweater, then I got caught up in using squiggle lines to show the texture of my sweater.  That tube going over his head on the left cat drawing was the sweater sleeve I was sketching before he rolled over into another position.

Day 27 - Today I was playing with a painting I want to do larger.  It's of an old barn I took a photo of on a local back road.  This is just a practice piece to get a feel for the color combinations and values.  I don't even plan to finish this version.  I already started another practice piece on the next page that I will continue to work on this week.  But hey, I'm counting this as a daily picture!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Days 23, 24, and 25 - Tiny Every Day Objects...

I thought these would be easy quick sketches since I'm back into the busy schedule of teaching and taking an 8 week (once a week) evening watercolor class at the local community college.  I was quite surprised at the details of these small things! 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 22 - Discarded Kitchen Items...

As it says in the journal entry...these are items that Joe has wanted to get rid of for awhile now only I have a hard time to get rid of them even though we don't use them, both gifts...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 21 - Earrings, Peacocks, and Beer...

This is the watercolor journal version for my earrings.  Redrew it today and painted it on Fabriano 140# hotpress paper.  Below this is a watercolor journal sketch painting I did later for Jane's class when I re-read that the theme was "machine-made" objects... and below that is a quick sketch I did in pencil over at the aviary at Pioneer Park.

2nd Watercolor Journal Entry for Jane's Class

Quick Pencil Sketch at Pioneer Park Aviary of a Male Peacock

Days 17 - 20

Got back from Arizona Thursday night.  Drew every day but two days.  Another part of my keeping my challenge simple...I will not beat myself if I a miss a day here and there.

Day 20

Day 19 - In Moleskine Sketch Journal

Day 19 - In Moleskine Sketch Journal - with watercolor washes added

Day 18 - In Moleskine Sketch Journal; ink and watercolor pencils

Day 17 - In Moleskine Sketch Journal;  ink and Faber-Castell Brush Markers

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 16 - Spring Break and on the way to Arizona...

After a 45 minute flight from Walla Walla to Seattle, I sketched this on our 2 hour layover.  I used my tombow pens (didn't apply water obviously) for color.  I felt the blackline drawing needed something to pop it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 15...

...Spring is rampant here in Walla was 73 degrees.  We are getting ready to head off to Arizona for my Spring Break to visit Dad and Carol where the high today was 99!!!!!!  Fortunately it is suppose to be back down into the 80's for our visit.