I wanted to try sketching some of the winter Olympics. It's not as easy as I thought. The athletes move with the speed of light, and the cameras keep changing angles and never going back to the same pose. I tried first with the figure skating, and that was impossible. Then I tried downhill skiing, same thing. But I got the idea to do ski jumping when I realized that there were only a few angles that the cameras always went back to. It worked! The speed skating worked out reasonably well too. The snowboarding was tricky. I had to watch a lot of runs to get what I had in mind. I only did a few, because it was sort of frustrating waiting for a good pose, and waiting for it to recur.
This sketch shows my new amaryllis plant from it's start to what it
looks like right now. I have to confess that I had planned to only
paint the part of the plant that is in the circle....but I have a short
attention span sometimes, and already started painting the whole thing
before I remembered that. So, a slight change of plan. LOL! I intend
to do a few more sketches as the bud opens and perhaps a quarter sheet
painting when the bloom is at it's peak. (If I'm not away at a collage
workshop in Myrtle Beach when that happens).
We are in the middle of another snowstorm. I'm trying to stay warm and dry, but I liked the way my azaleas looked with various sized mounds and puffs of the white stuff. I got lost a few times in those "puffs", but this is pretty much what my pretty pink azaleas look like during a February snowstorm.