Monday, June 2, 2014
I didn't want to travel to paint today so I decided to paint my garden shed. It would have been really great to paint the shed from a different perspective, but there were lots of neighbours outside in their yards and I felt a bit uncomfortable to sit in my yard while painting. So, I sat on the side of my house, but unfortunately, this is the static perspective that caused. Still enjoyed the experience.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
This is a little sketch that I did one day on the way home from work.....I take my painting gear with me every day and stop on the way home to paint. Something about these two made me feel like they were having a conversation...they really caught my eye.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Found this small dory boat waiting to be set out for a new season....
and just waiting to be painted~! One thing I have discovered while painting
in my Moleskine daily is that I really like to paint across both pages.
I started out just painting on the right side page, but found the look to be
too static. I now try to incorporate the left page into the piece as well.
I find it gives a "looser" look to the piece.
Friday, May 23, 2014
After a three year break from focusing on painting (so that I could start up my own business), I have finally gotten back to painting. I am focusing on "urban sketching". It's a great way to slowly get back into painting without the pressure of creating a "frame worthy" painting. Every day, I take my gear with me and drive until I see something that catches my attention that I think would make a great little sketch. I usually spend only 30-45 min. on each little sketch. It's a great way to practice painting skills as well as record your surroundings.