Thursday, August 25, 2011
I was with a group of ten women today at the Franciscan Villa in Bridal Veil. I have come to think of it more as a retreat than an annual paint out as it is presented. This gives me a bit of breathing room as far as coming home with a finished painting - I didn't get a finished painting today, not even! Things seemed to be going along and then...eh. All I have to show is a little sketch of the Gate House steps from the morning and a disappointed goat because I forgot to bring carrots.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Had a beautiful day with 8 other artists from the Portland Plein Air Painters. We drew lots of attention from all the visitors, lots of complements and comparisons. If you would like to see the other artists in action go Here!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Thank you all for the help with ellipses; I was practicing just drawing them without templates or tracing and became increasingly frustrated but the link from Jeanette to Mike Sibley's was really quite helpful. In the meantime, I hadn't picked up a pencil to draw a portrait for a while - It was a nice little break. It's the weekend and the sun just came out!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Would someone please tell me the secret to drawing ellipses? Am I going to have to struggle with them the rest of my life? I tried cropping this to make it look better - not so much. Found this bowl at good will and I think it has a lead glaze but I love the shape.
album slide show if you are interested. More pictures are coming from other participants. Have a great day. I am!