Thursday, August 14, 2014
Last Week of Second Semester at Sketchbook Skool
I did one more painting for Cathy Johnson's class. These are the redwood trees in our back yard. The lesson was to mix paint to make different greens, I think I did more mixing of browns and yellows!
This started with a pencil sketch, something I don't normally do.
Liz Steel was the teacher in this the sixth week and final week of SBS for now. I believe a third semester will begin sometime in October TBA. Liz is obsessed with tea and drawing tea cups. She is also an architect and gave us great tips on how to draw thumb nail sketches first before starting a larger project. You'll see that further down here. I drew Liz while she spoke about her art journals (over 100 she's filled in the past seven years) on her teaching video.
I posted more fine china last week I'd done before her class started. This week I drew these "Toby Jugs" that my mother collected and I acquired after her death. They have wonderful expressions. I was able to get a "portrait" into a cup!
Then I started using her architect design model of thumb nail sketches before drawing this Lenox china box of my mothers too. I drew the little University of California mascot bear that resides inside it that was hers too. She went there one year before the Great Depression caused her to have to quit and go to work.
Finally, Liz had us drawing buildings and I went outside and drew my house again from a new angle this time. It really did help to do the thumb nails first.
Lastly I have started my next travel journal. It's fun getting ready. I can't say exactly when I'll be gone, but hopefully I'll be able to stay in touch and you won't even notice!
An update on the Barn Owl we rescued a week or so ago: DH called the Wild Life Center and learned that the owl was doing really well, had gained weight and they thought that this coming week she would be released back into the wild.
Have a creative week. I'll be posting on Paint Party Friday. Be sure to visit the other wonderful artists there via the icon on my side bar. Also come see us at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens and join in the fun of drawing to a new theme every two weeks. Tomorrow or the next day we start drawing SELFIES!!!
That should be fun.