Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tomorrow four artists are coming to my studio for an art class. Today I've been busy preparing the lessons I wish to present. I'm hoping to guide them through two paintings in the two hour session, one in gray values and a second in color.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I've had "Altitude Sickness" before, but didn't get it this time when I traveled to Colorado's high elevation. I just got back home early this morning and have had a case of "Sea Level Sickness" ever since. Missing the mountains, today I finished this pencil sketch I posted here on Saturday.
See more sketches from Colorado in my older posts.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I'm sitting here this morning looking out over the mountains as I sip my coffee and watch my friends hang their hummingbird feeders. I've seen lots buzzing around their yard and I'm looking forward to seeing the little Colorado Cuties up close and personal. I love talking about them and will enjoy my hummingbird presentation today at the Rijks Gallery.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I'm sitting here at the Denver Airport. I've got a few hours to wait for my friends to arrive, before we can drive out to Crested Butte. I can't seem to send out to my google groups from here. I will try again when I get to Crested Butte. I did some sketching on the plane and it really made the time go by faster.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Here's a photo of my drawing table at the end of the day with all my tree demos. Did we ever do some painting today! (I quickly sketched each of these out before painting.) See some of today's student work on the web log at:
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
I started today's sketch while I was waiting for my workshop participants to arrive
this morning and finished it this evening after they left.
I don't think I'll ever forget something I said to my students today;
"If you get into the habit of sketching, you'll never be bored."
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Here are two of the four demos I did today at the workshop. Although it's not actually a drawing, I did draw the image on the watercolor paper before I put the pigment on and it was done basically the same way as my pencil and wash sketches.
You can see a photo of two of the participants and their work
today on my spirit art blog.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Here I added a watercolor wash to the gesture sketch I did yesterday.
The second sketch is a quick one done as it was starting to sprinkle yesterday on location. It's still not too late! There are still spots available for my spirit art workshop starting on Thursday.
Monday, July 7, 2008
I went out sketching today "en plein air" ("in the open air"). This is a gesture drawing of a tree up the road from me. It's one of my favorites! The flies were biting me so bad I had to draw fast and get the H___ out of there!! See the photo of the tree on my weblog:
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
I'm spending a pleasant holiday at home, getting lots of things done. Some lucky folks are spending their time on vacation, at the shore or in the mountains. Summer holidays always take my thoughts away to places I'd like to be. What's your favorite vacation spot?
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The Nuthatch is one of the only birds to go down the tree head first. They remind us to get involved; jump in "head first" rather than just test the water with our little toe. My 2008 Spirit Art Workshop is coming up fast.
"A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind." ~ James Allen