Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Question: "How much time do I have?"

I keep dreaming I'll have a few hours of my own just to actual painting but it is not going to happen any time soon.  Company again?  Yup.  And yesterday when I thought maybe it might hubby decided it was time to start cleaning and sorting and putting up shelves and he needed my help.  And I did want to encourage him in this good effort!  Outside the rain came down I only had little bits of time here and there to get to the studio...I used my own advice to devise a few sketches that fit the time period I had.  I always suggest you start with asking yourself "How much time do I have?" and then design a space in your sketchbook to accommodate that amount of time.  So here are 3 little bits of time.  In 3 different mediums...all from a photo.  Watercolor w/ink,  water soluble pen, and sketch and wash graphite.  I am encouraging my students to try using one photograph in many different ways...shapes, mediums, formats, etc.  


  1. First of all...I would give anything to be able to take your wonderful journaling workshop - wow - your rainy day sketches are great- i thought you were in the midst of a drought - i guess the rain is a mixed blessing, Eh?

  2. I guess waiting until I am retired to "have time" isn't the answer" :)