Day 25

My sketchbook class teacher suggested we look through some old photographs for inspiration.  This is from a photo of Doug’s mom, Jan, back when she was young.  I don’t know what year, but I loved the light and shadows in the original photo, so I simplified it down to this:



Day 23

I’ve been working on this for a few days and even though I think it needs more work, I want to move on!!  It’s a similar set up to the watercolor I did a few days ago – this is pastel:


Day 18

Well, I’ve been working on this for a long time today, and when I finally photographed it I could see all of the problems!  Oh well – here it is.  I plan to do it again in another medium, so you’ll see that soon (not today!):


Day 14

I went down to Juanita Beach yesterday and met some women from my summer plein air class to paint.  That’s the only painting I had time for yesterday, so here is what I did.  I was trying to include figures this time – not great, but I tried!


Day 13

I think I’ve lost track of my days, but I’ve been fooling around with still life at home, and then again today in my sketching class, so here are the two recent paintings.  The first is pastel, and the second is watercolor:



Day 11

I realized there was one more painting from the workshop that I hadn’t looked at since then.  I decided to work on this today.  Here where I’m at now:



This is where I started – very flat and even looking to me, and it needed cropping:




Day 10

I tried working on some still life yesterday. But nothing came together.  But since I said I’d post a painting a day, here are my three tries from yesterday, two with pen and watercolor, one in pastel: