Sunday, May 28, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Today Molly the puppy will be leaving us. That makes nine out of ten pups sold. The only one left is Mr. Scarface, or Face. I've been trying to sketch the pups as they sleep, the only time they are still enough to draw. This is done in the little Moleskine sketchbook, no erasing, in marker. Of course the angle is a bit odd, since I was looking down on him.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
There's been so much talk lately on the EDM blogs about the Derwent watercolor pencils called Graphitint, so being an art supply junkie, I had to find some too. This is my first try with the pencils and water, and it's the colors. The colors are so suited to subtleties, so suited to landscapes. Very subdued colors, in this set anyway. I like them, I like them, don't give them to Mikie. (Oh, dear, guess I'm showing my age wth that little reference, but what the hey, right?) I did the drawing from a photo I took last summer.
A quick painting of the dying bouquet that my lovely daughter sent to me for Mom's Day. It was a lovely Hallmark set from the Marjolene Collection. The vase turned out too dark, so I tried to correct it with some gouache overtop, which wasn't very successful. Done in the Moleskine sketchbook.
I wanted to try sketching in public, so off I went to the nearby Italian neighborhood pizza place with bar connected, to draw. There wasn't anybody there though, so I went nextdoor with my dinner, and yes, a dude sleeping on the couch (napping cause he was tired, ya think?) just asking to be sketched. I was oh, so obliging between bites of my spaghetti. This one is done on a gesso ground, with some graphite wash and pencil.