Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sketching Now week 2

This week's assignment for Sketching now Feeling the edges was to do point to point drawings of items from the kitchen, and a outside partial view of a building.
Indoor prompt

 


Indoor prompt with color added
 
 
 
Outdoor prompt partial view of building







 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sketching Now with Liz Steel

 I'm taking a 12 week online class with www.Lizsteel.com

This is just a sampling of my homework for the week.  I really like her approach to sketching and how she breaks things down.  This week was about getting to know the tools in our sketch kit.






 



Monday, November 17, 2014

Maddie portrait

My Shih Tzu Maddie spends a lot of her day following me through out the house when I am home.  This was a quick sketch of her looking at me while I was busy capturing her face with Faber-Castell watercolor pencils.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Many shades of fall

I just love it when fall comes.  The hills start to turn colors and the weather starts to get cooler. 
 
I used handmade watercolor paper which really soaked up the watercolor paint.
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Jean Haines Workshop in Seattle, WA


I'm excited about the workshop that I'll be going to in April 2015.  I discovered Jean Haines blog a couple years ago.  Then she came out with two books.  I've bought both and also her DVD.  I like her style of painting, but really feel like I need to see her work in person.  So when she announced that she would be in Seattle next year, I immediately signed up. The best part is that the workshop is being held at Daniel Smith store.  So I not only get to paint, but I get to browse and buy to my hearts content.

http://watercolourswithlife.blogspot.com/



Sunday, October 26, 2014

A day at the beach with flamingos

I think I used all my art supplies painting this picture.  I made the mistake of not leaving enough white that I had to use gesso to shape the birds.  This painting was done on 140lb watercolor paper using Sennelier watercolors, Derwent Intense colored pencils and finished off with Faber-Castell markers.
 
 
 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Colors of fall

I wanted to capture the meadow of trees before they completely changed colors.  I used Derwent Intense colored pencils on toned paper.