Sunday, 27 April 2014

It's Been a Slow Week But...

Happy end of the weekend everyone!

Yeah, it's Sunday night and I haven't been art-active quite as much as I would have liked to.  But I'm still happy to have a couple of things to show you.

My lesson in Sketching Skool last week was taught by Prashant Miranda.  He's a totally cool artist who works between India and Canada.  You can check out his blog through the link on his name.  With him I was required to look to the skies!  Watercolor is all about push and pull - washes wet on dry and wet on wet.  I pulled off a couple of scenes from my window doing a wash each way.  Can't wait to get outside and do more sketches around town. If only the weather would cooperate.....!

Now...what do you think of the next picture?

I think it rocks!  Not because it's has great composition or excellent brush stokes or anything artsy like that.  It rocks because it is a completely DIGITAL picture.  How wild is that?

My sister and her hubbie gave me an Intuos Pen at Christmas.  So cool!  I downloaded one of the free programs which lets me use watercolor, pens, stamps, ink, acrylics and more - all digital.  The banner of my blog is made with the pen -- it was my first try at a person!  Prash had us doing skies so I got busy and tried one digitally.  Loads of fun and extremely addictive.  I have lots of ideas for this little tool...... hmmmmm.

As for my Soul Food classes, I haven't finished anything there yet.  I've watched several lessons and I'm waiting for supplies for a couple of them.  I've started on this very organic, creative lesson which I plan to do as I watch the video rather than watch the whole lesson then work on it.  Makes it a lot more "in-the-moment-picture-with-the supplies-I-have-on-hand" kind of style which is definitely a challenge for me.  Have to see where it takes me!

Have a great week!



  1. Love those sketches! The skies are beautiful, and I especially love it against the warm rooftops and trees!

    Congratulations on the Intuos too. Digital painting is lots of fun. The only disadvantage is that you can't paint wet on wet with it! ;)

  2. Thanks! I'm think I'm going to like adding the digital painting to my box of art tools! :)