My husband and several friends and I were able to attend the Richmond Folk Festival last weekend. This is a really neat event that occurs every October. Most amazingly, it is free. They ask for donations, and I think most people do donate, but if you can’t afford to donate, you don’t have to. In… Continue reading The Richmond Folk Festival
We are getting a bunch of crabs in our traps. I decided before I got to picking them yesterday evening, I needed to do a quick sketch of one of them.
Yesterday’s sketch: Sketched from life. My favorite hat. Doing a little practice with the ink washes and hatching.
One of my goals for this year is to get back to regular sketching. “Regular” as in putting something in a sketchbook on a daily basis. What finally got me going was a confluence of things: I’m strongly feeling a need to provide political commentary in my art in some form or fashion. Sometimes that… Continue reading Sketching
I have this other odd collection and it lives on the ledges around our screened porch. In it are seashells I collected (many broken), arrow heads, bits of pottery, a couple of golf balls and turtle shells and bones. The other day, while we had company over and we were sitting out there enjoying our… Continue reading The things I find around here…
On Monday mornings (or most Monday mornings), I’ve been driving down to Kilmarnock to the Rappahannock Art League Studio and hanging out with some other artists. They have a nice little room in the back and everyone pitches in 7 bucks and someone has arranged for a model to come in and sit. We have… Continue reading Monday Portrait