Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Day 19 - The Meeting

The Meeting
Ballpoint in sketchbook, approx 4"x5"

Combining a bit of "urban sketching" with this 30/30 Challenge at a board meeting I attended this evening. I see that there are a couple of things I left out. There should be a pretzel jar that the man on the left is reaching for, and I could have done more w/the negative spaces of people's legs, and draped coats under the table as well as darkened the floor. 

Day 18 - Caumsett Fisherman's Road

Fisherman's Road, Caumsett
Watercolor, 6" x 6"

I wore many hats today. Graphic design, mermaids and a little reading and practicing from Joyce Hick's book, Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes. I squeezed this painting in as part of the practice. 
scraping in (top), and wet/wet with a little damp and dry details.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Day 17 - Three Little Pumpkins

Three Little Pumpkins
watercolor, 6" x 6"

I bought these mini pumpkins back in October along with a bunch of those little ornamental gourds that look like birds. The "birds" dried out and got moldy long ago, but these still look good and I couldn't bear to throw them away or put them in the compost. I love their squashed shape and their elegant skinny stems.

Working in watercolor and pen in the last few days reminded me that I need to start reading through some of the art books I got for Christmas - Joyce Hicks watercolor book and a book on Urban Sketching by Thomas Thorspecken.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Day 16 - Evening sky from my window

Eastern Sky
Watercolor and Pitt pen in my sketchbook.

While I was doing some other work, I happened to look up to see this lovely eastern sky at about 3:30 pm  - early evening in January.

Day 15 – Duck Egg Cup

Duck Egg Cup
Pitt pen

When we were kids, my mother went to ceramics class once a week. She made and painted all sorts of things – the life sized family of chickens, a Minuteman statue or two, and other things, though I don't think she ever made the ceramic christmas tree. One Easter we each had a duck or chicken egg cup or chicken (lid) resting on her nest (bowl). I have all of them now, though the chicken's "nest" recently disintegrated. This is the duck, I think he has a cute face.

PS: I looked at the bottom. My mom put her initials and '69. I was 9, my brother was 5 & my sister was 4.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Day 14 - Life Drawing at The Art Guild

On the second Thursday of the month, The Art Guild has a life drawing evening - 3 hours for $15. We have wonderful models! Here are a few of my sketches, which will stand in for a finished piece.

Short 2 minute poses

5 minute poses

10 minute pose

20 minute pose

Day 13 - Evening Tea

Evening Tea
Pitt pen in sketchbook

Because sometimes it's just what you have to do.
Playing around with my new Pitt pens.