Monday, March 28, 2011

This Week's Drawings

I did a bit more doodling this week than I've done in the past.  I can't decide whether it's because I really like it or if I'm just avoiding doing harder stuff like trying another big watercolor.  Probably a bit of both.  :) 

I saw a cool show on PBS tonight about 3 women artists who are in their 80's and still working very productively.  It made me hopeful that there is still time to learn lots of stuff and make some good art.  :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Finally, As Promised, Studio Pics... and An Extra Bonus

Well, it's not as pretty as I'd like yet but I promised that I'd post some "whole room" studio photos so...

For some reason, I can't seem to get a really good picture of my new space--it looks much better in person.  :) 

I still have to make curtains, chair covers and covers for the white shelf baskets so that I'll have a bit more color in the room but it is so nice to be in here and working on stuff!  It will take some time to get used to how things are set up though.  Last night I did some work on a costume I'm making for Hannah and it was weird because the sewing machine scissors and garbage can and everything are not where I'm used to having them so it made sewing a little awkward.  :)  Hope it doesn't take long to adjust.  :)

I spent a good part of this afternoon in the studio, working on my daily drawing and getting ready totry painting a full size watercolor.  I decided to look through the pictures I took of our trip to Italy, hoping to find some inspiration.  I found a few things that I thought would be easy enough to start with and picked a sunset photo.  After doing a small watercolor study in my journal, I decided I liked it enough to try to do it full size.  I had fun doing it and learned some new stuff so I consider it a success.  :)

This is a view from the medieval city wall of the town of Pienza, in Tuscany.  It was an absolutely beautiful evening in one of my favorite places we visited on our trip to Italy.

Monday, March 14, 2011

New Drawings... (I Think That I'm Gonna Be Sick of This Title By the End of the Year...)

What a week.  Have lots of reasons why I'm so late in posting pics, like two power outages and 8 hours spent in the car one day on a trip to and from Scappoose, Oregon but at least I finally have them done.  Hope you like them.  :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Latest Drawings

I tried something different today when I was taking pics.  I finally got the studio all set up and so now I have access to my light tent and lights so I tried them out for taking pictures of my art journal.  I still have some things to figure out but once I do, I think I'll be able to do a better job with the photos, cross my fingers.   At the least, I won't tweak my neck any more trying to shoot them. :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Drawings

Wow, it's Day 53 already!  I know that there are quite a few days left in the year but I'm starting to feel like drawing every day is becoming a habit so hopefully I'll make it through.  :) I even made a sketchbook cover  and finally got all the pages sewn in tonight.   

Here are the latest...