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 paint...an actual painting but it is not going to happen any time soon. Company again? Yup. And yesterday when I thought maybe it might happen..my 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 steadily...so...since 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.