Sunday, November 17, 2013

Shaking off the rust and getting back to sketching!

It seems like forever since I have sketched.  This is partly due to getting ready for the Art Sale but I have also been taking a watercolor class this fall given by Tom Hoffman.  It has really taken me out of my comfort zone doing pure water color no lines and using large brushes.  I will post later some of the work that I did. This is my excuse for feeling a bit awkward with the inkline sketching and watercolor.  I need to try to practice as much as possible.  Just like practicing piano.

Seattle Urban Sketchers went to the UW Botany Greenhouse to sketch today.  I spent time with the Orchids.  I would like to go back when they are all in bloom.

Later in the afternoon I attended my son's end of the year Cross Country Banquet at the Pacific Science Center.  Here is a sketch of some dinosaur statues in the pools around the science center.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Absentee sketcher!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I have been busy getting ready for the Souluminations Annual Artist Sale coming up December 7 and 8th.  If you are in town please come to this.  I will be selling my art cards, gift tags, calendars and original art there.    A portion of the proceeds goes to the non-profit Souluminations.  Souluminations connects photographers with families who have children with terminal illnesses. The photographers will take photographs of the children with their families free of charge.  These photographs are then put into albums and  given to families as a remembrance in celebration of the life of their child.

My cards and calendars have new images of sketches done this year.  Since Barcelona and Granada were the highlight of our year,  many of my sketches of Spain  are incorporated into the 2014 Calendar.  There are also new gift cards that include images of Lynette Johnson's wreaths, luminaires and beadman ornaments which she sells at the Artists' Sale.  Please come you will be amazed at that quality of all the artists' work.

Here is a postecard announcing the Artist's Sale with my sketch of Point Hudson.