Tuesday, December 31, 2013

If I have to look at it, you have to look at it; Day 2

While most of America takes down Christmas decor tomorrow, our tree
will remain up for 13 days and counting.

A Grateful Dead bulb to ring in the New Year!!

Day 2: Grateful Dead Bulb
watercolor and pencil

Monday, December 30, 2013

If I have to look at it..you have to look at it; Day 1

The City of Burlington does not pick up Christmas trees 
until January 12th!  What am I going to do with my yellowing 
tree until the middle of January!?

In honor of this late pick up I'm drawing an ornament a day.
For the next 13 days I will continue celebrating the holiday season 
with my newest series: If I Have to Look at It, You Have to Look at It.


Day 1: Fabric Tree
watercolor and pencil

Monday, December 16, 2013

Landscape Class, 3

Focusing on fauna I studied a bee...

and documented the process.

 In the beginning of class I did small studies of different areas
of a bee's body.  I tried to choose parts with different textures.

(left) bee eye, (top right) wing, (bottom) leg

What now appears to be a very abstract pencil drawing is actually
where the bee's wing connects to the body.
I used a piece of white paper with a square cut out of it
to frame a small portion of the photograph.  Then I focused on
drawing what was inside the frame.

Did you notice I did not post about class 2??  I was getting over 
a horrible cold and missed it.  Hopefully I will have some time to 
make it up in an open studio class, a time when artists can 
drop in, use the materials and create art.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pop-Up Artist Market Tomorrow

Tomorrow from 9-3 at The Monkey House.  
Finish (or start) your Christmas shopping, 
grab a drink, or just say hi!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Landscape Painting Class, 1

I started my first in a five week series of classes, 
Landscape Painting: Flora and Fauna.

I did some onion studies in gouache and ink.