Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I spotted these pears as soon as I walked into the store! The red/orange blush on the green pears is so striking! I'd like to do a painting of these, but don't know if their color will change before I get the chance. This is a small drawing with conte pastel sticks.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I drew this in a pad of 5.5x 8.5 in. toned gray paper, with conte pencil, and colored conte sticks.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Mechanical 2b pencil on Strathmore drawing paper
This drawing is of an Italian marble statue, called "Saint John the Baptist". It is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I copied it from their website, here.
It was good practice and a nice drawing, but the likeness is off.. that's something I need to work on.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
It was a beautiful day today, Spring is definitely on it's way!
I drew a few pictures of my hand, following the instructions in the book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". It's been a long time since I've sat down and did something like this, it was a good exercise to do. It's about life size, drawn on white paper, with graphite, and using a kneaded eraser for the highlights.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Ivory black Derwent pencil, and white conte on 7x10 inch toned paper
I bought these artichokes a few days ago, meaning to draw them before I cooked them. I forgot about them until today, and so I spent some time drawing them, before I stuffed them and put them in the pot for supper. Spring seems to be the season for them, they show up in larger quantities in the store, so I'm sure I will be trying to draw them again sometime. I need more practice before I try a painting of them. They have such a beautiful shape, and I love the way the light falls across the rounded petals.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
I spent most of the afternoon arranging a plate of fruit to paint. I should have known better than to start painting just because it was taking too long to find something wonderful about this plate of fruit. I thought the colors would be interesting enough. I didn't even bother to finish it. It didn't keep my interest, and in the end, I just wiped it off. If I don't care enough about a painting, to be able to wipe it off without any regrets, I know, nobody else would have cared about it either.