Monday, September 25, 2006
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
This is a coffee cup I drew at a meeting I went to recently. EDM #4. I think I overworked it but it was fun to play with the hightlights and reflections. It may be the first time that I really saw those. I remember seeing the reflections of the people sitting behind me and suddenly realizing that I had never really looked that close before.
Monday, September 11, 2006
This is the watercolor sketch kit I am using now. It is a Koi Field Sketch Box. It measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 7/8". I added a piece of a Monolith 2b pencil, a piece of a while vinyl eraser, a sharpener and close it with a half of a paper towel folded in the top. I also carry my sketchbook and any one of a number of black pens. Sometimes I use a permanent pen and sometimes I want the ink to run. I like the way these colors mix, they seem higher quality to me without the high cost. I have the Cotman Compact Set but I kept fighting to get the lid open, it's too bulky to fit into the pocket of my purse where this one lives, and it didn't hold the extras. This one is just right.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
How about a bridge? Today my husband and I rode our motorcycles to a local state park and found a nice quiet picnic table across this bridge where we sat down to sketch.
We had been silently sketching away for less than 10 minutes when this group of people wandered over and stood right in the middle of the bridge to visit. It struck us as very funny and we laughed as we tried to get looks at parts of the bridge while they stayed put, very much enjoying their time together. We enjoyed it too -- twisted perspective and all.
A photo of the bridge with all the people is here: