Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lesson # 5

 We will be receiving our last lesson for the Sketchbook & Watercolor: Journal Style class tomorrow morning.  I cut it a little close this time as this is Wednesday.  I have finished and posted the drawing and painting of this shoe though, so I made it.  I was just glad I could still draw as I haven't picked up a pencil to do that as often as I should since I posted the sunflower. 
Shoes--- the subject we were to draw this week.  Some of them did at least 6 I know.  I have seen them all, but have not had a chance to read the stories behind the drawings yet.  Fortunately the class forum will stay open for a few weeks and I will be able to catch up on them.   
  I have no idea why the scanner cuts off the bottom and the toe.  They are both on there another thing I didn't have any patience for this evening.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Lesson 4

It is going to be a busy week of cleaning.  I would rather be painting, dyeing, sewing, just about anything other than cleaning.  I am thankful I have a house to clean, just enjoy other things a little bit more.  I have completed lesson 4.  Didn't know if I would get one posted this week.  I did get a sunflower drawn and painted late this evening.  I did leave some white spots, more would probably be better. 
Centers are difficult to do and one can lose their place quite easily when there are a number of petals.  I am still trying to make sure I managed to draw all of them.  I decided one fell out during the process. 
 I hope I have time to draw a couple more in the next few days as a friend gave me a beautiful rose this afternoon and lily.  They will have to reside in the garage though until I am ready for them as I am allergic to flowers.  Definitely need more practice in this area.  Over thinking and over painting once again.   The scanner is giving me grief and is not picking up the entire framed area of the drawing.  Always something with computers.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wow, it is November!!

  I can't believe it is the 3rd of November already.  Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, then Christmas and we will be starting another new year. 

 This year has had more than its share of emotional highs and lows, but then one never knows what is around the corner, which is a good thing in my opinion.  I have learned that taking one day at a time is a good habit to get into as well.

  I have been trying to do more sketching each day, right now continuous line drawing for the sketchbook class I am taking thru Joggles taught by Jane LaFazio.   This is the latest watercolor.  Lots of mistakes on this one, but hey I am learning and know much more than I did three weeks ago.  I can even make the scanner work properly now.  I think it has something to do with remembering what I did from one time to the next. 

Check out the online classes if you haven't as there are a number of excellent places and instructors offering them these days.