Monday, February 4, 2008

Monday Sketches + Why I Don't Have My Homework Ready

Well I am supposed to have a painting finished by tomorrow's watercolor class - but that is not going to happen! I did choose my 2nd set of design/composition/color elements, and began after thinking about it for a few days (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!).

So - here is the first sketch on wc paper of the Shaker Village Kitchen pots and bowls but this time I have to work with 1) Size, and 2) Checkerboard, and 3) Viridian. I almost put that checkerboard back when I drew it - checkerboard? How am I going to incorporate that into this painting? How do I use it without going overboard and being obvious? Well, I don't know...so this is what I came up with. And size? Well, I could play with the sizes of the things on the table, making some larger or some smaller - go ask Alice!! - or I could play with the size of the checkerboard - making some parts large and some parts small...hmmm...still thinking, obviously, and no painting. But that's not a bad thing since I usually just rush in and make a mess without thinking it through. Yeah! It's a good thing that I don't have my homework done!

So did some doodling and sketching in my Exacompta sketchbook today and read through more of Jean Pederson's new Expressive Portraits book (yes, I have those portraits to do but I have all month for them).















3 comments:

Piercing The Veil said...

nice sketches ....

Tracy Wandling said...

Well I've always thought that procrastination has a purpose...I'll think of it...tomorrow. Lovely sketches. I have just rediscovered how much I love to draw, and have been drawing instead of painting. I'll get to it...sometime this week...

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, PTV :) Tracy, it does have a purpose - more thinking before painting is a good thing - maybe. We'll find out when this one comes together :) When I don't want to paint or can't, I draw or sketch or doodle. It's very different from drawing just for a painting - more freeing.