Being an artist is fun. I feel guilty about it sometimes when all my buddies are actually working for a living - but being an artist is also a series of interruptions; phone calls, taxi driving, wrong materials, bad weather, killer horse flies and other minor distractions.
However, I've never quite had an interruption like the one sculptor George Bumman had this past week...
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
My adventures with Water colors continue. This is the fifth sketch and I feel like I'm learning a little more with each outing. Maybe after another hundred sketches I will finally have what I'm looking for. Then again it may take a thousand.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
"Picture It" is the blog of Fred Lynch, professor of Illustration at Montserrat College of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. In the post linked below he shows the trend toward digital methods completely taking over the world of illustration. Good thing? - Bad thing? I don't know enough about the digital world to have much of an opinion. I just find it interesting.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
This is yesterdays outdoor sketch. I'm still getting use to this medium and guess I will be for the next 100 paintings or so. I may go back and touch this one up. It looks like I over did the blue's in the shadows.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I took my oldest daughter to cross-country practice this morning and sat and painted while she ran. They practice in this nice little park we have here in Tuscaloosa - and it happened to be after they had mowed the hay which added nicely to this watercolor sketch. We also had an unusually cool morning so the weather experience was pleasant for a change!
This is the second water color sketch I've ever done. I setup over at the The University of Alabama's Arboretum. I'm still adjusting to how this stuff works but I'm finding it to be a great outdoor medium. Very fast, and not near as messy.
I devised an easel setup on this one that required me to hold the water color pad in my hand..... it didn't work very well. Drawing accurately was almost impossible, but the result wasn't the worst thing I've ever done.
Just finished another one over at Sokol Park which I will post tomorrow.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I'm not really sure why I have avoided water colors. I think it is probably because you cannot scrape off the paint like you can with oils. Anyway, I have seen it used as a sketching medium and I thought I would try it out on my sketching trip. Very different feel and approach but I thoroughly enjoyed it! I will be posting some of the pen and ink sketches I did on my trip during the next week.
Friday, June 3, 2011
I was waiting for a lunch appointment and spent about 10 min on this sketch of a house damaged in the April 27th tornado. I spend most of my time drawing people and I found trying to render the debris rather difficult. With all the damage there is in Tuscaloosa, I'm sure I'll get more opportunities.