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