Friday, August 17, 2012
I haven't posted all summer because of a broken wrist. but, Yay! the cast is off and I'm feeling a lot better. Although my muscles aren't as good as new yet. I have a hand therapist helping me through the process of getting my right hand back to its original working order. Ouch! It takes longer for those of us that are a little older. I did take a road trip with a friend to Washington and back at the end of July. Lots of fun!!!!!
|Castle Crags is in Northern California off the I-5|
|Somewhere along the Oregon coastline.|
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I had breakfast with old friends who are also my best painting buddies yesterday. It's been a long time since we all got together and we decided to do a watercolor painting. I was on a roll and couldn't stop myself. So, 5 hours later..... Here she is, or he. She will be 20x24 after I crop her.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
|I scanned it in two halves .|
|Reminds me of Hunger Games.|
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
|For this 20 minute pose I decided to work quickly with sketchy lines.|
|This was such an interesting view and I took the whole 20 minutes trying to be more precise. I wish we had more time.|
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
| This model was strong, and even though he only had to hold this pose for 1 minute he was shaking toward the end of that minute.|
Friday, March 2, 2012
|Looks like a dancing boxer......|
|The model brought some props, like this stool, to class this day.|
|This was my favorite of his poses. Too bad it was only a 30 second drawing. I still really like it. Proud as a Peacock!|
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
|Today we had to do a cross contour drawing of our hand. Meaning I couldn't pick up my pencil at any time but, I was allowed to look at my paper. We only had a few minutes and we had to pick this pose.|
|Reducing an image to the least amount of shapes with the broad side of a charcoal stick. I think this helps with size and placement issues.|
|Here are 4 more 1 minute energy drawings. I'm trying to see flowing lines through my subjects and added the spinal curve to many of these like in the one above on the bottom left.|
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Friday, September 16, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
If you could live your life so that it served you, instead of you serving everyone else, what would that look like? And I am not talking about living selfishly, but, if you didn't have to worry about what others thought of you, and could do the things you need to do to meet your goals and aspirations or dreams, without having to stop to cook your teenager a meal, what would your life look like? I was asked this question in a book I am reading, "The Artists Way" and it is something I have to think about. Really think and decide what that would mean for me. I don't know yet. But, I am going to think on it. I titled this post "Pretend Virtue" after one of the headings because I tend to deprive myself and take care of others desires rather than take care of my own. When I let what others will think of me stop me from drawing or painting or going on that artist's retreat, it may look virtuous, but it is pretend. But, I have to be a good wife, mom and friend, right? How would your life be different?
What an emotional day yesterday. I went to a service at the San Jose Giants Municipal Stadium. Members of the Military, Police Dept., Fire Dept., Emergency responders, the city council and Mayor Reed were there and the family members of one of the victims of the Colorado flight that went down. Three pastors from three of the local churches took part too. People had written poems, a song, and prayers for the memorial. We saw the dreaded videos of that terrible day, and a young man in uniform played taps. An ABC 7 news woman, Karina, was the MC and she did a fantastic job. Afterwards they handed everyone a bag lunch and then some people made a film as tribute on youtube to thank all of the heroes who risked and/or lost their lives on that day that changed the world, you can view it here .