There was a time when I was on the wetcanvas site every weekend for the weekend drawing event. Somehow I got away from it and it shows in my work. The concept is to work for two hours on whatever image one chooses from the choices given.
I always challenged myself to get it done in two hours or less and then, when someone was doing something with a different medium I’d sometimes play with that too. I’m recalling one weekend when several of us used oil pastels and a hotplate… before we knew about encaustics.
But I digress…. The past couple of weekends I’ve been back and I am once again challenging myself to finish quickly. Didn’t quite make it with the Greek Church which seemed to take forever to draw. The painting part went quickly once I decided to just call it done on the drawing part.
Since I wasn’t real happy with what took me almost the full two hours I decided to try another simpler image… a country church. Better results as far as my challenge goes and an okay sketch. This one took about 20 minutes total
Getting ready to start spending more time outside sketching, I have two plein air dates this week and next week I head up to Petoskey where I’ll do a bit of plein air sketching every day. I’m a fair weather outdoor sketcher. Much as I love winter, I don’t like sitting outdoors sketching.