Wednesday, September 04, 2013

days 3 & 4


I didn't realize at first that my first three paintings featured 1, 2 and 3 birds, respectively. I very briefly toyed with the idea of adding a bird a day, ending with a flock of thirty, but quickly came to my senses while fussing with #4.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

30 days/30 paintings

My Day 1 and Day 2 paintings for Leslie Saeta's 30 Painings in 30 Days challenge. 
She has some good advice on how to prepare yourself to stick with it: e.g., tidy up your studio, think of maybe sticking to one subject, plan what you're going to do for the next couple of days ...
My theme is birds, but I'm behind on my planning ahead. 
These could use more darks, details ... and maybe I'll go back to them later, but now I have to get to Day 3.

Monday, September 02, 2013

hawk's eyes

 

(9x12)
Exercises for the online class I'm taking in drawing birds with Val Webb.
Per Val's instructions, I used soft (4B and 8B) lead pencils for the drawings; then burnished the eyeball with a cream colored pencil.
I signed up for Leslie Saeta's Septemeber 30 Paintings in 30 Days ... and I'm already a day behind. But I'm not panicking or giving up: it's a holiday weekend and I have company, which throws everything out of whack.
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