Thursday, May 22, 2014

Life Drawing

2 minute poses
2 minute, 2 - 5 minute, a 10 and a 20 minute pose

2- 20 minute poses
I had a little frustration today because I used gouache from dry cakes (not tubes) and I didn't know the colors as well as I know my watercolors.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Old Poway Park

Old Poway Park is an old park in San Diego with many old oak trees. Its very grassy and shady but they also have a section with an old train barn, and other old buildings. The building I sketched from the picnic area is the back of the ticket office where you can obtain a pass for the train that goes around the park.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

North County Society of Fine Arts at Karen's

The NCSFA was invited to Karen's beautiful garden to sketch.
Most of us faced all the flowers and gazebo for a morning of sketching and later a helpful critique.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Paper Mache Bowl

It looks like I started this bowl in 2012. I am finally working on it again.

I didn't plan the design at all and it shows. Nothing is lined up. It's careless.

Life is in Session

Monday, May 05, 2014

Coptic Stitch

I finally finished my large sketchbook (10 x 11.5 inches). I have been afraid of doing the Coptic stitch and talked to my friend Stephen about it every time I saw him, I looked at videos and read directions over and over. I was so proud when I finished it I showed him and he gave me his stamp of approval.

The nice thing about the book is it is made from materials that were given to me by artist friends. Davey Board: Kathy Przekopp, Cover paper: Doris Bertch, Craft paper: Diane DeMers Chen, Watercolor paper: Jennise Ashley and Francesca Albini. Thank you friends. I also used gesso on some old watercolor paintings for paper.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

San Pasqual Valley

This sketch was done at a sketchers house with the San Diego Weekend Sketchcawlers. Her home overlooks the San Pasqual Valley which is the northernmost community of the city of San Diego. It is named for the Kumeyaay village of San Pasqual that was once located there. 

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Friday, May 02, 2014

Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego

The weekday sketchers (aka the Rachel group) met at Spanish Village for some sketching. This is my sketch of the day.
 Built for the 1935-36 California-Pacific International Exposition, the Spanish Village Art Center now houses 35 working art studios in a charming setting that re-creates the feeling of a town square in Spain.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Figure Drawing at North park

A fun morning with Rachel, Stephen, Andy, and Leon at North Park.