Saturday, May 18, 2013

More Sketching

This chair

5.10 skats garden chair

became this in my sketchbook

skats chair painted

It’s from last week’s weekend drawing event on wet canvas.  I am drawn to old textures and had two thoughts on doing this chair.  The first was to brighten it up with lots of new colors but I finally settled on putting it in the yard with a pot of geraniums.

When I was doing the sketching I treated it as if I were outdoors sketching though have to admit that I took more time getting the chair right than I would have had I actually been outdoors.  I’m happy with the result. 

It feels good to be putting paint on paper again.  Still feels good doing the stitching too.  Now I’m looking at ways to combine them.

2 comments:

Joan T said...

Somehow I've missed a lot of your work lately. I'm glad to see you are getting back to sketching frequently. It is so helpful.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful, Helen! This chair certainly has a lot of character.