Thought you might like to see my next Williamsburg painting as it unfolds rather than wait until the very end. So to that end, here are photos of steps in the progression. On the first day, I just worked on getting my composition the way I wanted it and began transferring the basic lines of… Continue reading Ox Cart Man Day 1 & 2 & 3
Last year I did not get out much, at least not much with a paintbrush in hand and I aim to remedy that this year. I think there were just too many rainy days and it got a bit dull painting fog and rain week after week. Hoping for some more sun this year but… Continue reading Plein Air Season Starting Soon
I learned some cool stuff yesterday at the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society Meeting. We had a program about the importance of making notans as part of the preparation needed to create successful paintings (in any media). And our instructor, Robin Caspari, gave us some really neat tricks to use on our electronic devises. I’ve known about… Continue reading Notan and Electronics
I’m a member of the Northern Neck Chapter of the Audubon Society and get to go out with a great group of folks from time to time (not as often as I could, because I often fail to make the time) looking for birds. There was an article down somewhere in the archives on the… Continue reading More Sketching and a Couple of New Books
I use a computerized program to help me keep track of my To Do Lists. It’s called Todoist and I like it a lot as I can share a task list with my husband for things like the housework, develop a logical step-by-step progression for a large project like preparing for an art exhibition,… Continue reading Sketching Stretches
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…