Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Art Every Day Month, Days 6-9

It's definitely not easy completing something every day! On Saturday, the Drawing People in Public Places class attended the Santa Rosa Symphony and practiced sketching musicians in their native habitat. I'm not very happy with the work, but am reminding myself that it's all a process.

Day 6--Piano Soloist

On Sunday, I was marveling at the fall color and decided to try out my watercolor pastels. Here's the sketch and reference photo.

Day 7--Trees on Fire

We spent the weekend at our cabin and I collected a number of leaves and needles and am working on a couple of mandala designs using natural themes and continuing with the practice of transparent glazes. In a day or two those should be ready to be posted.

Meanwhile, today, on Day 10, I took a piece to the copy shop to be printed up into holiday cards. If people like them they will be a minor fundraiser for Alternatives to Violence Project. Then this evening the art class goes out again to a jazz club to sketch people in public places. I've done a little research into gesture sketching and feel a little more prepared this time.