Saturday, April 23, 2011

sketching practice

Lara Downes is the residence pianist at the Mondavi Center (at UC Davis). I think this newpaper photo of her is awesome and I have been using it for sketching practice. This sketch is about twice the size of the photo. I will do one more about four times larger and then decide if I will do it in oil. I used two diagnonals and one horizontal locator lines (and a lot of eraser corrections.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Monet had 7 gardeners - I have none- (He liked roses and geraniums) I quickly shot off some photos as the sun declined- What would Monet do --any backyard could be painted.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sketch study for a larger painting

Practice for a larger version.

On vellum.

#2 pencil

plus some shading with colored pencils

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Daily Sketch notebook (6" x 8")

Quick sketch practice

pencil, pen, colored pens

water color