Today I learned that some colors in nature are unreachable by my current palette. The super bright pink geranium flower ended up being a very difficult subject.
Inspired by another artists work seen on social media I did this figure sketch in oil. Like most things, I need a lot more practice.
I had a wonderful time today with the Whidbey Island figure drawing group that I continued drawing at home from photos.
Yes, I painted the daisies again. For this one I was focused on color. Well, I was also focused on drawing and value but the end goal was to get a more colorful look in these smelly daisies.
The second time painting my smelly daisies went much better, I worked hard on this little painting and it paid off.
I didn’t want to pay $10 for a bouquet of flowers from the grocery store because here on the island there are flowers blooming all over the place. I figured I could just walk to the corner and pick some nice flowers to paint, and that is what I did. Unfortunately I have inadvertently intercepted some pooches “pee-mail” so now I have a bunch of smelly daisies…
Originally I planned to do a still life tonight but I have some ideas about what I want to do and I just couldn’t find a subject that I was interested in. So I did figure drawing instead.
When committing to art every day for the rest of your life it’s important to always have a plan and always always always have a sketchbook handy. So when we were going to have the whole day away from home visiting friends in Seattle I made sure to have materials and I ended up doing a coffee shop sketch.
For the figure drawing session today I was ready and had a plan. What I wasn’t ready for was some great feedback from another artist that sent me down a completely different, and much better path. A path that wouldn’t be chasing the figure.