Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I was so relaxed lying on the acupuncture table yesterday afternoon. The calm felt wonderful after 4 weeks of suffering through an intensely horrible cold and then bronchitis.
In my new cough-free state, this haiku rose to the surface.
W/c and tech pen on (new to me) Raffine all-media paper. Love it!
Friday, January 25, 2008
This is smudgy because it's 4B mechanical pencil on Aquabee superdeluxe, then tossed in my bag. No fixative for miles/hours.
The whole time this student was reading her assignment, she held on to the edge of the table. Rocky reading?
Then at home I decided I couldn't stand the smudginess, so I painted her. She turned into Pumpkin Girl--too orange by the time I was done dipping into palette mud. Oh, well.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
I went to an event where we walked an indoor labyrinth. Shoes to be taken off.
After I walked, I sat down along the wall and drew what one woman had been wearing. I was entertained that she stacked them.
Gel pen and w/c on Aquabee superdeluxe.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Morton's foot is the condition of having the second and, in my case, third toe, longer than the big toe. It's a good thing I never wanted to be a ballerina.
And those bony ankles!! Scary! They stick out like doorknobs.
W/c pencil and paint on journal paper.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
In The Tao of Watercolor, Jeanne Carbonetti says of her students:
"One group loved to play with techniques, delighting in luscious washes, marveling at the glow of transparent color on white paper, and, of course, loving the flow. These people were all natural watercolorists (you can spot us in an instant--we're the ones who love the spills) . . ."
W/c on Winsor & Newton paper
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Landscapes aren't my thing, but using 140# Arches calls me to layer and lift and do all that painterly stuff I don't really know how to do.
So the paper made purple mountains appear. And a house and pines. Maybe it's in Colorado, where we vacationed a lot when I was a child.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
This started with layers of palette mud and sage green w/c--very dry brush on this thin journal paper paper.
I added a little sienna and yellow ochre colored pencil when I began to like the doodle enough to keep at it.
I'd have placed her on the page better if I'd known I was going to like how the texture came out. Her nose was almost lost in the spiral slots.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
I have trouble drawing things much smaller than they are. Fitting an 18" bear into 5" paper takes focus for me, besides all the other drawing elements.
Something new to practice for 2008, fitting more into less space.
Tech pen and w/c on journal paper
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Foreshortening doesn't disguise the twisted way the third and fourth fingers turn in. Do everyone's do that?
I pinched that left thumbnail in a door in June. It took 6 months to grow out again. Worth commemorating with a drawing!
pencil on random paper
Friday, January 04, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
I practicing putting a mitred border on a square by doing this reversible hotpad. Simple rectangles, assembly and finishing skills.
I'm working on a 16x20 inch piece for the front door. I'm keeping my sewing projects small so the unfinished things don't stack up (like my knitting projects).
Call it a 2008 resolution.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
I've been awash in salt water, flushing out cold viruses. I imagined a shaker and this colorful thing showed up.
The color mixing on the paper (cadmium yellow and alizarin crimson) became the delight emerging from this loose process of a quick line and wash.
May 2008 bring health and unexpected joys to all of us!
Tech pen and w/c on Cachet paper.