Category Archives: Drawings

20 Minutes

I found another figure group today. Twenty minutes seems like forever when you’re in the dentist chair, but when you’re drawing it flies by in a blink of the eye. These were all 20 minutes.  What a treat to have TWO … Continue reading

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Short Poses

I spent a short evening doing some short poses with a model this week. 5 minutes 5 minutes. I lost interest in the drawing and just wanted to try to get the differences in value and temperature of her tan lines. … Continue reading

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Another Costume

Two more watercolor sketches today done from a model in costume. Not my best work but fun to play.

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Gouache Doodles

Some little sketches out of my head on the patio this afternoon while the kids played.

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Sketch

I didn’t have much time to work today but did this little sketch in my sketchbook that I’m pretty happy about.

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End of the Year

It’s the end of another year. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past few days. Tomorrow is New Year’s Day and I always paint outside in the morning because nearly everyone is asleep.

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Eggs

A few weeks ago I came across a remarkable little painting by Sarah Goodridge done in 1828 (Beauty Revealed, at the Metropolitan Museum). It’s a very small topless self-portrait of just her breasts done in watercolor when she was 40 … Continue reading

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A Quick Me

Just a quick self-portrait today in watercolor on toned paper. A little touch of white but mostly transparent allowing the brown tone of the paper to carry much of the color. Still not too crazy about this paper. Tomorrow I’ll … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

Here are some practice pages I do in my sketchbook. Nothing fancy. Just playing. It’s important for me to do things like this. I experiment. Trial and error. It’s how I learn.

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Figure

Went to figure drawing group last night. Some warm up drawings first. Then a watercolor, maybe an hour and a half.  

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