Jazzie

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 6:57 PM

This is one of my little patients with leukemia whom I cared for during chemotherapy treatment. I fell in love with Jasmine and thus it was not difficult to render this sketch of her. I drew it from a reference photo of her in my arms using a large sheet of sketch paper and a sanguine conte crayon.

A Pigeon in Bologna, Italy

Monday, January 29, 2007 at 2:07 PM
I am spending the afternoon browsing my art catalogs in preparation of placing an order for more watercolor paper and some new brushes.

A nice lady living in Italy who came by to visit my blog and was first to post :), said she'd like to see some watercolors here as well. Most of mine are not that good but I do like this one.

This little sketch came about one evening as I was trying to duplicate the colors from a photo I took of a fountain in Bologna, Italy. The sketch was weak so I thought I'd try at least to capture the colors. The whole thing failed because I just couldn't figure it out. So instead I concentrated on a pigeon that sat on the fountain and felt that it just painted itself. I was very happy with the result.

Saturday Afternoon in my Studio

Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 7:46 PM


The week started with me celebrating my 51st birthday with a drive to my favorite art store in Irvine, Ca....Sterling Art where I picked up a few supplies and treated myself to a moleskine sketchbook and watercolor book.
On Thursday I joined a weekly open studio class at the Riverside Art Museum where I hope to improve as a watercolorist. Our instructor had us do a landscape using only 2 complimentary colors. I choose orange and blue. Then the "homework" assignment is to do it again using any colors we want. I haven't begun that one yet.
I am finishing this week in my studio doing the weekly drawing thread for the Wet Canvas web site. I have been enjoying the art work I see there by some wonderful artists who are inspiring me to pick up the pencils and paint brushes once again.
This week's challenge was most difficult and I was not looking forward to it. But now that I am done I really like it and when I set it against a black mat, I might be inspired to frame it!

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