Sunday, October 29, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
The North County Society of Fine Arts Sketch and Paint Out
was held at the San Diego Wild Animal Park today.
We met at the Lowland Gorilla exhibit where the big giant gorillas kept moving because they consider staring a sign of aggression. They just didn't like us staring at them. When the big fella finally got used to it he stared back, growled and looked like he might be able to stare us down.
I remember the vultures looking like interesting characters the last time I was there so I left my partner, Edith to take a look at the . . . Vultures. It took forever to find them and they weren't quite what I expected.
The lagoon is where Edith settled down
and did a pretty nice finished piece on watercolor paper.
I just sketched people and the pelicans.
Whoa, the lagoon gets pretty crowded at feeding time.
Clementine was there too but we lost her.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen from
Wet Paint: Artists' Materials & Framing
This Pentel Brush Pen has a synthetic tip but it is not stiff like some others I have used.
The best surprise came when I put a watercolor wash on my sketch and it didn't feather out all over the place. Now if I can just keep from losing this one . . .
Monday, October 23, 2006
When I draw from photos I feel I am "cheating" even though I only use my own photos. I agree with the memory bank thing. I have always tried to make compositions on my sketchbook pages but as always the subject moves, or something moves in front of it. Why not use my memory bank to finish the darn thing? Just make something up.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
A trip to the mountains to visit the inlaws and the grandpets. This is "Shadow", the parakeet. I really think they should have named it "Cloud" because it's brother is named "Sky" and besides.... It is pure white except for a few little spots of blue . . . sky. Do you hear me?
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
One of my ink and w/c pieces on watercolor paper.
Sketch book journal entry.
Japanese brush pen with watercolor.
The 2 sketches above are just HUGE sketchbook entries.
11 x 14 inches.