Sunday, June 14, 2009

The boats of Ensenada

I am in the process of sketching...and then will be applying WC Pencil to the above sketch. I seen a series of these boat pictures on facebook and asked the photographer (who happens to be a VP with our company) if I could use a few to sketch and paint...and the answer was yes, if he could have a copy of my best one....I think I have choosen the most difficult one to do with my experience level...but I am forging forward. I decided to enlarge the picture, using the grid system. I have a difficult time with this method, as I feel it isn't exactly true art, I myself would rather sit down look at something and sketch it....however, even if I am just sketching in one inch increments, I am still sketching what I see...and then when that is done, tweak the overall picture. Its a tool, and I felt that I should enlarge it this way. Sorry if the sketch isn't too *viewable* I did try to adjust it, and darken it. The colors are red, black and white...I am not sure if they use these boats as fishing boats, (I would assume)...but they are all pretty weather worn, and very appealing to me as potential subjects.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Second landscape

This is a WC in my journal....Just from my memory...memories of working in the desert in Nevada. I didn't actually come across this *scene*, but it certainly could have existed. I think I need to add some sage. My memories are of the wonderful smells of sagebrush, hot and dry, dry river beds...and just a feeling of serene, of course wild horses...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Audubon Exhibit at Ella Sharp

This exhibit was absolutely amazing. 60 original Double Elephant engravings, rare oil paintings, books, photographs, other personal artifacts, one of which was a field notebook, which was closed. I wish that would have been opened up to one of his entries. I also wish I could have taken notes...I have always loved Audubon's style, and the way his subjects are portrayed in their natural habitat. I am already thinking I will be going back to see this exhibit before it leaves the end of August. Truly amazing!!............I feel inspired..................

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ella Sharp Park

This is done from a photo I took last year. Using WC Pencils, part of a project for a class I am taking online, by Cathy Johnson. Very tenitively done...