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Saturday, August 29, 2015

I've been taking a few online art classes, mostly about sketching.  This is the time of the year that it's the perfect weather before winter hits.  So I'm out for a bit of lens action, I'm also sketching at the same time. 

The above was a fleeing from the rain sketch.  I was out and about when a pop up rain storm got me out of the Garfield Park area.  Watercolor and rain just don't mix well.  Lunch was sound good anyway.   

Below...I did return and got another sketch almost done.  Rain I finished up the sky in the studio.  Normally I try to finish the sketch onsite but rain is rain.   Took a photo and headed home. 

The above is from Washington Park in Avon...great place but this go around was looking a bit green. Correction, a lot of green without much else.  I'm giving myself extra credit points for mixing up so many different greens. 

The below was a quick sketch waiting to pick up the hubby from the airport.  What else does one do while sitting in the cell phone lot...waiting. 

Have a great weekend...

Wordless Wednesday ....some of this week's sketches

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back to this mobile blogging far, so good.  It seems that I blog more on my iPhone that I would typically.  The layout and format is a bit different but I'll get used to it. I still haven't figured out where spell check is.  Having a bluetooth keyboard makes it soooooo much easier.  If it's easy, I'm more likely to do it. 

Test hydrangeas...I like the concept well enough to paint them larger.

Yesterday at the park...beautiful day.  This is the reason I keep a sketch kit with me. 

From this weekend, Cataract General of the longest running general stores in the US.  Lots of fun stuff inside.

New palette for fall's clean, that's the reason for the sketch.

Testing out some reds for the palette..yep, one cool, one warm, and one because I like it.

Black-eyed susans in a landscape Moleskine...these are a PITA to photography in square.  That's ok, I really like the sketchbook.

Basic line drawing of black-eyed was a warm up.


From the studio...iPhone blogging

Friday, August 14, 2015
I'm trying this mobile blogging seems if I have a keyboard to use instead of trying to "text" a post, I might keep up with it.

Currently on my desk is a quick morning sketch.  I'm taking an online class with Steven Reddy to improve my drawing, focus, and start working with grisaille. I gotta start someplace.

Have a great weekend!

Playing Catch UP! Index-Card-a-Day...Days 59-61

Monday, August 10, 2015
It's been a busy couple of weeks with getting ready for the last Danville Handmade Market and Gen Con. So it's catch up time...first start with finishing up with all my challenges.  

I finished the last of Index Card a Day challenge on time and to the very end.  Am I patting myself on the back, yes I am. Life is typically busy and making time for these little itty bitty pieces of paper took focus.  It was worth on the time and effort.  It pushed my creativity. 




Have a great week!!!