Saturday, August 29, 2009

Crowned Crane

This is acrylic paint on 4x4 inch canvas from this week's WDE hosted by the forum team, I think.
Before I moved my sketch blog, at the beginning of the year, I had a goal to do one small finished painting a week, with allowances for more time to do bigger finished work. If I couldn't do that, I was going to take an art class at the college because that always seems to get my paint flowing. Well, I haven't been painting since my plein air frustration in Maui and I can't, under my current circumstances, commit to a class for the whole semester but I've got permission to drop into the Life Painting class (figure painting). It's already getting me thinking about painting alot.

Also on my 2009 art goals: Finish my 100 OP sketch challenge by the end of the year and continue on my 100 acrylic sketches. Hopefully I'm back on track with the one small painting a week and I've got 6 more OP's to go.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Visual journal #2

I had a dream last night.
I was traveling in Scandinavia.
Airport was a nightmare -- nothing new.
The tram got lost getting to the plane.
Somehow the tram turned into a city
tour of Stockholm.
The driver spoke no English.
I kept trying to tell her we were late.

Anyone interpret dreams?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

OP #94 of 100

This is Simon from the WDE hosted by mbeckett on Wetcanvas. 30 min in the large watercolor Moleskine, oil pastel over acrylic. This finishes off my 10th sketchbook.