Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Sandy M. says all the heads on my figures are too big so I have to watch that but unsure how - if I start with the head, which I always do, then I measure the head against other body parts and lengths, how can I make the head too big? Hmmmm...it's a conundrum. Maybe I'm not measuring correctly and need to measure more and draw less :)
So I measured more often today, especially since he was turned and I had to check his middle and chest a few times.
Jerry and some photogs from the
TriState Photo group are carpooling
and meeting at Eden Park this evening
to see and photograph the annual Balluminaria. If you're interested in
going and seeing Mirror Lake and the
hot air balloons, here is the info:
Date and Time: Nov. 24th, 4 - 6 PM
Location: Eden Park, Mirror Lake
Description: Balluminaria! (Rain Date Nov. 25)
Join us to light up the Cincinnati sky. Holiday Music, Santa Claus with Candy Canes for Kids, Mounted Police, Free Balloon Animals and Hats, Hot Chocolate & Roasted Almonds and more!
And here is one of Jerry's photos from last year:
The balloons are tethered to the ground all around Mirror Lake and light up all at once or alternating on and off with its neighbors, creating some great reflections. It doesn't get any prettier than when they start lighting them up at sunset - which should be around 5:15 or so...bundle up and go out and enjoy!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thank you to all those who pop in regularly and tell me when they see me that they are enjoying stopping by.
Thank you to those who post something when they pop in and take a look.
Thank you to those who have linked my blog to theirs and allowed me to do the same with their blogs and websites.
No painting today - I think I have the after-Thanksgiving slump and just wanted to sit on the sofa and watch movies today. So here are a couple of sketches I did yesterday evening while Jerry was watching a football game. I pulled these up on the computer monitor from http://www.posemaniacs.com/blog and once you get past the face that the figures have no skin, it works out because you can see the muscles clearly. And you can rotate them around to show different sides of the same position. The 2 sitting poses were from posemaniacs and done with brown and black Speedball Elegant Writer pens in my Exacompta sketchbook.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
And now back to the 24-hours-on-one-painting/drawing challenge! I should be able to put in another few hours today.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
I did this in stages, pouring each stage and misketing off each stage (first the whites, then the palest value, and so on until I got to the darkest pour). Then I took all the misket off and darkened some areas that needed a bit more. A lot was left white because the photo really showed that white and shadow - which was what attracted me to it in the first place. Photo by Jerry :) I could have made it even darker but didn't want to go that dark - what do you think?
Now, I'm going to meet Nicholas Simmons (see sidebar for his website) in person this afternoon when he finishes up his workshop at Sandy Maudlin's studio in Indiana - looking forward to that and to seeing what he and Sandy have been cooking up all week.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
It was a great day :) And this painting so invokes the feeling of autumn, my favorite time of year. Leaves blowing in the wind, carpeting the paths under trees, lighting the sky with their colors of red and gold, a crisp clean scent in the air...wonderful!
And today it's back to painting and drawing for me - and that always means a great day!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
No drawing or painting today - off for a day trip to meet up with my SWAP partner in Ohio.
Photos to share later!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
No? Well, here's other things I'm working on...
1. WatercolorWorkshop's monthly project is COWS and I pulled out this older one I did from a photo taken by K9Artist at WetCanvas (she called her photo Cow Butts but I'm calling my painting Dairy Aires). This is on Tygerag paper (can't find it anymore except in home improvement stores in huge rolls - it's Tyvek that you wrap construction/building sites with but without the printing.
3. And have pulled out this old one I left unfinished and am trying to get inspired to finish it. Bananas growing in the Bahamas - at least, I think it was taken in the Bahamas. I want to use a grid system on it for the Myrna Wacknov November challenge - but unsure what to do with it and just putting a square grid on seems boring...will have to think about it as I work on it and see what comes to me, if anything.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
What would you do if you didn't have clocks or watches or meetings set at certain times? It definitely takes one to a Zen-like place...
Is not everything that one does from morning to night, just as one does it, the Way?
----- Yasutani Hakuun
Saturday, November 3, 2007
The second one I went back to my graphite pencils and used an F - a hard lead and tried to put in the lines lightly at first, layering the shadows.