Sunday, February 26, 2012

Open Studio

So nobody taught you anything? No, we just sat and worked. Nobody said what you should do? No, everyone was working on their own.  Did you watch what someone else was doing? No, some were doing oils, some were doing watercolors. I was using pencil.  But you had to pay for it? Yes, the model got paid. And you did this for HOW long?  3 hours. But it really flew by.

Mike doesn't quite understand the treasure it was to have an open studio --- the model was dressed as a ballerina, and some of the artists there were on their 2nd week of capturing Degas-like flowing figures.  I drew Pamela's face --- and yes, it did take 3 hours. She would sit for 20 min then a 5 minute break.

I want to go back next week. The fellow who organizes the group asked if he should get a pirate, complete with parrot, or an 8 month pregnant lady. The group said pregnant lady, because we won't be able to get her for long!  I really was hoping for the pirate!

 Got home and did a drawing of a beach boy from an ad for surfboards, and a beach bum from the arrested-today-in-Brevard county lineup on the internet!

Here is my latest orchid drawing. Can't decide if I should paint it, use colored pencils, or leave it alone!

Monday, February 20, 2012

unfinished ... cats

Found these on my camera as I was downloading photos from the weekend.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Palm trees and paint

Trying my hand at watercolor on my inked palm trees. I made a card for Susan, and she finally received it, albeit late - so I feel like I can post the photo.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Palm trees

Birthday Card for Susan

It wasn't till I started trying to draw palm trees that I realized the huge variety of leaf style, symmetry, trunk size, bark and texture --- now I can't drive down the street without wanting to stop and capture one more variety!