Monday, August 22, 2011

75 Sketches 75 Days #4

As promised this is inside - the far end of the den.  Really need to prime and paint the wood around the AC. Yikes!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

75 Sketches 75 Days #3

I have decided to participate in Brenda Swenson's 75 Day Sketch Challenge.  I thought that this MIGHT be easy since I have been trying to do a Sketch a Day anyhow.  So, while this is Sketch a Day #24 it is 75 Day Sketch challenge #3, since I set my official start day as this past Friday.

Today I ventured outside and tried to capture our cottage.  This used to be a garage, the original owners called it the "Jeep Barn".  We use it as a workout center.  I think I'll stay inside the balance of the week, it was really, really hot out side and, of course, my Akita posse had to join me.  They spent the time racing up and down the fence with the horses and then coming back and panting and drooling on my.

I began this is one notebook and then had to stop and get a larger notebook.  I think I like working in the smaller notebook (right now anyway).

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sketch a Day #23

funny - we've been in this house 8 years and I never really noticed that the brick courses in the fireplace were laid in double instead of single rows

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sketch a Day #22

Trying to slow down and really see the details.  The slowing down part is really difficult for me, I want to see results, quick.  I think that has been, and is, my biggest obstacle.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sketch a Day #21

What can I say. The dogs are great subjects. They lay around a lot

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sketch a Day #17

Beginning Jane LaFazio's online class Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style: ON LOCATION ; just a first sketch, still need to add color.  Need to use Watercolor paper too, but it's just practice.

Time to get the WC journal out.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sketch a Day #13 #icad

My friend Carla's goldendoodle Cooper

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sketch a Day #8 #icad

The perspective still needs work - yeah, I know, a lot of work- but it's a start