Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lots of sketching lately


San Juan done

This is today’s sketch, over at wetcanvas there is always a weekend drawing event.  This is one of the images from that event.

I’ve also be doing an on-line class about travel journaling. I didn’t learn anything new but it did get me started on something I may do with more of our trips.  We worked from photographs so the one I’m doing for the class is on 2012 trip to Florida.  We visited Ed’s brother in Ft. Pierce and made some side trips…. Vero Beach, Port Salerno and South Beach.  These are the pieces I’ve done so far….

Ft Pierce sign journal page

final ft pierce tiki

art deco 1

And this morning I copied one I had actually done while we were there.  I always have a sketchbook in my purse and sketch while we are waiting for a meal or a drink… yes, I can sketch and talk at the same time…. Here’s the original from my purse sketchbook and the copy for the travel journal.

Restaurant Row for a drink

the tides

We’ve had some wonderful trips and I have tons of photos that I never look at. This is more me than scrapbooking.  I think future trips may include a travel sketchbook in the purse instead of my moleskin.

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.