Friday, March 28, 2014

A Bit More Involved Than a Sketch

I'm participating in one of the Strathmore online workshops this month.  I did this sketch/drawing for Lesson 2 on tone and shape, with emphasis on shading and drawing ellipses.  I procrastinated a lot about starting, and ended up with a cloudy day with not too much light coming in my kitchen window.  And my stonewear is black, brown, and off white, which made using tone with a pencil a bit challenging, but I think I nailed it.  A couple of my ellipses are a little off - more noticeable in looking at the scan than when I was doing the actual drawing.  Here is my "Sugar and Creamer" done with #2B and #4B Derwent sketching pencils.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Barns and Silos near Goshen, NY

I did these from the car, after my sister and I picked up our paintings from the Northeast Watercolor Society members show in Orange County, NY.   The first scene was done as a quick watercolor vignette and then in ink.  Farm 2 was done across both pages in ink. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Myrtle Beach Sketches

Last week I attended a collage workshop at Myrtle Beach with  my sister Joan.  We also did some sketching on our own, both before and after the workshop.  The first is a sketch of a palmetto behind Marlin's Restaurant and pier.  The second is a shrimp boat - I'm not too familiar with shrimp boats, and they have a lot of masts, arms, wires, ropes, chains, and assorted "stuff" that's hard to paint when you don't know what it is, and what it is for.  I sketched what I thought might be important.  The last one is a little watercolor of some palmettos and the marsh in Murrell's Inlet.