Then the book I ordered from the library arrived:
Friday, January 30, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
It was partially inspired by Flora Bowley's book "Brave Intuitive Painting". The book is all about acrylic painting on large canvases, though, something I don't have the physical space to try. I also wanted to see whether I could layer gelatos. I haven't seen or heard about anyone else trying it, so I did this small sample piece.
I'm not sure if it is finished, though. I'd like to add some small details but I'm afraid to ruin it LOL Until I decide, it is taking up valuable space on my very small desk.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
On Saturdays I usually paint a two-page spread to use as a planner. Today it is simply about organic shapes and colour. Probably a reaction to the grey day outside my window.
I work two weeks in advance, and each week I move two tabs that say "this week" and "next week" so I can find the pages quickly in my sketchbook. This one is done with gouache. I chose light colours so that the black pen would contrast well.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
You must be 4 years old or younger to play at the Oakridge Mall play area. Too bad. LOL
I was at the mall sketching yesterday because it was too rainy and cold to sketch outside. I learned that mannequins are a good way to practice sketching people because they don't move like people do.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
This one is for Janice, who has been adding palm trees to a picture of Palm Springs she is painting. I can't wait to see it! Maybe she'll publish some "in progress" pictures.
This is a date palm, the only palm that is native to Israel. The other varieties you see there were originally imported from elsewhere.
I'm using this sketch as one half of a planner page. Saturday and Sunday will fit nicely on each side of the trunk.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
I have been thinking about sketching an "underside" view of the Eiffel Tower for some time. (I wish I had done it under better circumstances). When I saw this fabulous photo by Bertrand Guay in the National Post I new I had to give it a shot!
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
I'm not sure that I'll do all of the challenges for The Documented Life Project, but I'm following along. I'm using my acrylic paints a little more and enjoying the multi-media experience. I'm able to do this in the same Opus sketchbook I've been using for my watercolour sketching and my planner pages, so that makes me happy too. I like to have everything in sequential order. Although now that I think of it I have an acrylic journal to finish. Sigh.
Peace is my word for 2015.