Sunday, February 10, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Pencil sketch with Koi Watercolors
It's a cold February day and I don't feel like venturing out. So drawing bay leaves.
Loving daily sketching and feel like I've found a daily practice that makes
me feel skillful and like I'm developing my drawing skills and also my power
This brings together so many of my interests and passions:
- The Plein Air art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionists
- Landscapes/drawing from nature
- The sacred quality of Nature and the value of of closely observing Nature
- The Denver Botanic Gardens and Botanical Illustration
- Visual Journals
All this also informs the classes I teach through Colorado Free University.
I have my Impressions of the Gardens class which I have had the opportunity
to teach for a couple of years and one I am going to start soon: Botanical Art Journal.
Like Plein Air art with simple supplies and a sketchbook. I've also just become
aware of the Urban Sketching movement. Feel blessed! Now, if I could only
figure out how any of these endeavors could pay the rent.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
|"Mother Earth Tile"|
MaryBeth Shaw "Tile" stencil from the Stencil Club, Balzer Design Stencil.
Watercolor with Gelly Roll pen accents.
Just A Trace stencil "Garbo" stencil. Watercolor, Derwent Watercolor Pencil, Sharpie pen.
|Detail, 3 Peppers with Stencil|
|3 Peppers with "Stencil"|
I used the cardboard waste from punch out letters as a stencil in this one.
I've used this window-like "stencil" again and again.
|Orchid with Stencil|
This is a blind contour drawing with stenciled elements and additional lines added.