A Year in Drawing and Painting
It has been an entire year since my last blog post! Last year, when visiting Maine, I was blissfully unaware of the events of the coming year. Pandemic, crazy politics, national unrest, weird weather! Still, there were positive things about 2020. I tapped into several high-quality online art classes sponsored by community art associations. For…
My Summer School
Having just finished an excellent, inspiring and helpful observational drawing class with Ron Krouk, I gave myself 7 assignments, each one corresponding to one of the lessons we had during the big lockdown. Week 1 – Perspective and Basic Shapes Week 2 – Thinking in Shapes Week 3 – Approaches to Drawing Week 4 –…
Despite the pandemic, the economy, the politics, I like to think that my nieces will fly into the world and help make it a more positive place. I associate freedom and power with horseback riding and I couldn’t get out to buy graduation cards, so I made these for Anna and Sara.
In the fourth class we worked on observing the proportions and structure of heads. This has always been a daunting subject for me, but our instructor was very skilled at giving us an approach to the subject. In the final assignment of the class, we used some of the skills form the other classes to…
This Spring, Zullo Gallery is offering a class called Observational Drawing, taught by Ron Krouck. I decided that it is time to review drawing basics. The first class reminded me that drawing really can mess with your brain. First, we drew a foreshortened piece of paper “by eye”. Then we drew the same subject by…
I like to use sketches to remember images that stay in my mind after traveling, walking, or visits with friends and family. Here are some sketch memories from Japan, Washington, Medfield and Wyoming.
Inktober prompt “sling.” #Inktober #Inktober2019
I’m trying to stay within the spirit of #Inktober – a drawing per day (I started a little late!). This popped into my head for the “misfit” prompt.
I like what the algorithm has done with my watercolor and colored pencil horses!
Troublthing for #inktober.