I'm feeling the need for more drawing in my life so lunchtime included a 20 minute sketch session in NWLabs cafe. Always a good spot for some drawing - lots of people around who are very wrapped up in whatever or whoever they're with.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
I've been neglecting painting recently and when I have got the brushes out it's been birds, birds, birds.
So I have a new plan.
After a quick rummage through the photo library over at wetcanvas.com I now have a folder full of Venice photos ready to be used. This way I don't have to agonize over what to paint. I'm also painting a lot larger than I have been of late. This one is on 16x20 which gives me a bit more elbow room but also means I have to concentrate and plan a bit more.
So - more ambitious, non-feathered paintings is the course of action.
This one wasn't a total success but not a total failure either. The drawing was fun as always and the painting worked in some places and not in others. Not bad for a first effort in a while.
Oh - and the tower leans in real life.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016
I've been doing some pen sketching recently as I've been feeling a little jaded on the painting front. Very enjoyable, if hard. These are mostly with my Noodler's Ahab which is supposed to have a flex nib but is not super flexy.