This is what I painted last night at the Calvert Brewery's Wine and Design though it was beer and painting. This was done in acrylic paint. I will probably re-work the foliage and the tree limbs to get a better more coherent design.
Busy weekend on the Honey Do list, i.e. the wife had me working sweat equity on the house in the form of bath room remodeling, so not a lot of complex art work done. So I focused on drawing a little each day and this is part of the work on basic skills.
I felt I needed to practice some basics, just like practicing scales on the piano. So I have been working on some of these and have a bunch I want to work on so I can get my other drawings good on the perspective with out a ruler.
I decided to loop back into doing some basics review. So I am doing some review and did these drawings of different perspective, which is the way to represent three dimensional images in two dimensions.
I worked on this today, it is a study of Aspen trees in a grove. It also is a way to study negative space, i.e. the blank shapes of white, which also show the trees and spaces as importantly as the drawn lines.
So I only got to do a very small bit of sketching on my work trip. I went to the Museum of Beautiful Art or Musee de Beaux Art Lyon. The museum had a courtyard with a fountain made of Marble blocks. I was able to spend a little time working on a sketch of the fountain. I have a picture and I will work out the background of arches and trees. I will probably do an oil painting later.
More sketchbook pages, a mix of Elephants, gerbil, rabbit, horse and Cow head. Nothing like the odd mix. I think I did these from a book with different photos as a way to practice quick sketches to improve skills and observation.
I try to keep a sketchbook close at hand and I try to sketch as much as possible, not always successfully. I have quite a few of these filled, half filled, and only with a sketch or few in. Enjoy the odd mix of dog, rabbit and monkey.
I am on the road so I am scheduling some older sketches. This was drawn with a multi-colored lead pencil, so you never know exactly which color will be laid done while you work out the sketch. I have a few of these pencils in various color combinations of lead.