Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Anyone who knows me, knows that I constantly reinforce the need for artists to have good drawing skills. Often people want to jump right into painting without that rudimentary framework to guide a piece. While not all paintings need a very detailed drawing, there are few that don't benefit from it.
Time is always a factor for people, especially in today's society where busyness is the order of the day. Its almost as if people try to 'out boast' each other as to how busy they are and how many things they can juggle in the course of a day. So drawing gets dumped into the "I'm too busy" category and becomes neglected.
To show you that it doesn't take a huge investment in time to hone drawing skills, I'm creating a series called Draw 5. This shows how much you can actually put down on paper in just five minutes a day.. And you know you have five minutes a day somewhere in those 24 hours, don't you? Add those captured minutes over a week, expand on them when you can and you'll see a difference in your drawing skills, I promise.
Monday, December 15, 2014
First Snow - SOLD
5" x 7" oil on panel
After the first snowfall I drove to a rural gallery to pick up a couple of paintings that hadn't sold in the summer season. The snow lay heavily in the trees and on the land and it was picture perfect. Out of the corner of my eye I saw some boats pulled up on the grass for the winter and with their dusting of snow I knew there was a painting in there.
Registration is open as of today, December 15th, for my 2015 workshops in drawing and painting. I'm using a separate online registration system that provides one stop shopping for details, downloads and payment. Full details of workshops and registration is available at the link below.
PS Workshops make fabulous gifts!