Friday, March 26, 2010

The cover page...

Well, only a handful of sketches today. I'd hoped to finish my little faerie that I'm working on, but I'm not sure when I'll get the painting time in to finish her. Next week is flush with appointments, so it's not looking good. I did do a sketch from the book last night. I was considering skipping that one, but it was the one they chose as the cover page for the book itself, so I decided to give it a go.

Tuesday... two nestled snowdrop flowers

Wednesday... a girl

Thursday... another girl

Thursday... after Albrecht Durer's "head of a man"

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

All girls...

Well, today my group of sketches is composed entirely of girls. For my fantasy art, I'm mainly focusing on faces right now. Not every sketch ends up being a painting, but it enables me to try faces that I don't think are necessarily suitable for painting in sketching form. Some of them are, some of them aren't, and some of them surprise me. It's been a while since I've completed a fantasy painting, but I am working on one right now.

This weekend I watched season two of "Breaking Bad" on dvd. It's such a suspenseful show, I have no idea how people watch it week to week! Much like the first season, season two definitely hooked me from the start and I wanted to watch each following episode immediately. What surprises me about it is how Skylar manages to be generally unsympathetic to me, I think she's in the right a lot of the time, but my sympathy isn't with her as much as I would expect.

Anyway, on to the sketches:

Friday... girl 1

Saturday... girl 2

Sunday... girl 3

Monday... girl 4

Friday, March 19, 2010

Only a small handful of sketches...

I'm afraid it has been a very poor week for art. Between losing track of time, many appointments, and general malaise; I just haven't done nearly as much as I would have hoped. It has, however, been a very good week for culinary adventures. I tried a new to me restaurant called Phoenicia in Glendale at 343 N. Central Ave. that serves Lebanese food. I've never tried Lebanese food before and I quite enjoyed it. There really isn't a main course item for vegetarians, but there are plenty of delicious side dishes that when combined can make for a wonderful meal. Apparently they also have a live belly dancing show on Friday and Saturday nights; but, I went during the week. It was nice. There's valet parking, but if you don't mind walking a little, street parking when I went was plentiful. Anyway, on to the sketches. I didn't manage that many, but I did do one from the book yesterday.

Saturday... lost track of time
Sunday... let time get away from me again
Monday... a Hibiscus flower

Tuesday... tired and crashed
Wednesday... a bunny

Thursday... an orchid floral

Thursday... after Raphael Sanzio's "Fight between man on a horse and two nude soldiers" (cropped)

Friday, March 12, 2010

A big bundle of sketches...

I didn't get a chance to upload any sketches earlier in the week, so today I have a big bundle. I also have my first sketch from the book in a while. I feel mostly better from my cold, so I was a little more ambitious in my subject matter today.

Friday, last Friday... a girl

Saturday... a Magnolia bloom

Sunday... a Pansy

Monday... a girl

Tuesday... another girl

Wednesday... a lone Snowdrop flower

Thursday... an Echinacea Coneflower blossom

Friday, today Friday... after a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci's "head"

Friday, March 5, 2010

California coastline painting & sketchy sketches

Today I finished the painting above, it's the project I was working on. I wasn't sure I was going to get it done on time, but it's done, and on time too! It measures 8"x10" and is an acrylic ocean seascape titled "CA coastline" and is of Zuma Beach, Point Dume.

I also did a few sketches. I still have a cold, it's nothing major, but I am so ready to be done with it! Some people are stoic when they're ill; not me...

Tuesday... a girl

Wednesday... a flower

Thursday... another girl

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sketches and the sniffles...

I have a few sketches to post, but didn't sketch on Sunday. I have a bit of the sniffles and just didn't do it. Anyway, here's what I have:

Friday... a calla lily flower
Saturday... another calla lily floral
Sunday... nothing at all
Monday... a girl