A journal of pencil scratchings, inkmarks, smudges, brushstrokes and musings about art and life
Monday, May 05, 2014
Back to Sketching, Sketchbook Skool
I am so fortunate, to be participating in the long awaited online class, organized by Danny Gregory and Koosje Koene, called (makes sense, right?) Sketchbook Skool. Every week there is a new teacher, with inspiring videos, instruction, ideas, a demo, some flip-thrus of their sketchbooks, some assignments and activities, and a bit of critique. We post our work and ask questions, and each of the teaching weeks, although different from one another, builds on what we have already been doing. All in all, marvelous.
Week one with Danny was all about inspiration, working with pens, and being immediate, but thoughtful.
I did this one after church at Panera Bread, in ink. Then added the wash and white gouache later.
Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more,
love more, and all good things will be yours. Swedish Proverb
All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites. Marc Chagall
"Thriving as an artist--in all of its forms--our entitlement to our lives and livelihood, our imagination, our believed limitations, our expectations and dreams for our work, our professionalism, our perceived competition and, most importantly, our JOY, requires the serving of an eviction notice to the voice of doubt squatting inside us." Sara Genn
My Daily Paintings
To see the daily paintings I am doing right now, please visit my other blog, Nels Everyday Painting. These are all small paintings offered for sale. http://nelseverydaypainting.blogspot.com/ or check the link list for My Daily Paintings. Thanks.