Rural Landscape study, great sky.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Life drawing offers challenges and many learning experiences, including endurance and patience.
After many 1 minutes poses of the model, an 'aha' moment occurs;
focus, concentration, and a non-judgmental process.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Bandolier, New Mexico
A wonderful day viewing the New Mexico geology and landscapes, varied, beautiful and rich.
Bandelier is an oasis.
The Cottonwood trees were practically back-lit by the time I completed the painting.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Alleyways offer so much to the observer....too much!
Editing is an important part of the process, while trying to
represent spatial depth through perspective.
Again, foreground, middle-ground and background
comes into play. I find placing human scale in early
in the process helps create the understanding of space early.
True horizontal and vertical also helped in representing this dynamic view.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'
Nothing new here.
Lately, warming up with many investigatory sketches before one truly begins to depict/evoke an illustration.
My recent instruction from a fellow artist:
Maria Coryell-Martin stated it takes one (a master) to create 10,000 drawings before one has the potential call oneself a 'master'.
I began on one side of the building and then worked my way around to the other (non-sunny) side.
Good Architect: Stephen Holl
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
'Further, the convention of line is much different from the convention of the painterly brush. One tends to be thin and delineatory, the other a juxtaposition of patches. Too much early attention to line can baffle the discovery of an effective pattern. Drawing can run interference on composition.'
I am considering this statement by
Robert Genn's twice weekly letter.
Since studying watercolor this Summer,
I am open to this; not quite convinced.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Painting vs. Sketching:
A four day workshop on Lopez Island and painting every day was an incredible experience. Switching gears from line to shape, from content
to form, learning value and local colors. Whew!
All about connecting, not about controlling.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Inspiring Creativity: 9 Tips to Be More Creative
1: Get Out There: Creativity is fueled by experiences, sights, sounds and smells.
2: Create a Ritual: Maintain a certain pattern to the day, work with a fresh mind and spirit.
3) Put it to Bed: Jot down notes every night before bed.
4) Divide and Conquer :Have a box labeled for each different project.
5) A Place for Everything: Keep a different sketchbook for different topics and ideas.
6) Keep it Handy: Throw these sketchbooks all over the place.
7) Sharpen Your Focus: Heightening a sense of awareness by narrowing my focus on one thing.
8) Change it Up: Doing things differently helps.
9) Practice, Practice, Practice: Creativity is like a muscle that you need to flex regularly.
notes from etsy.com
Monday, July 13, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Camping at Salmon LaSac:
Treating the automobile as a wonderful
still life, a full collection of items.
Block in color,
finding some accuracies,
creating a watercolor diagram.
Sunny days, good friends, great food too!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Interior perspective views offer
many new challenges, much activity, many folks and detail.
Identification of Foreground, Middle-ground and Background
helps identify the full range of depth achievable
within any given view.
Structure(with the aid of a perspective point), Tone then Detail
Monday, June 22, 2009
Perspective lessons on QA Ave:
includes 1 and 2 point perspective,
and diagonal vanishing points.
The perspective point(s) is another great tool
to assist in structure and accuracy.
Lay in people early in your drawings, aiding in an
incredible sense of space.