Alaska Cruise: Day 5

I really liked how the chairs against the bar marched into the distance it was a great perspective challenge. I didn’t copy the scene exactly but that is okay.

Alaska Cruise: Day 2

The cruise ship had a nice library at one of the top decks with the best view of the landscape. I sat in this crowded area drawing the cool book shelves.

Alaska Cruise: Day 1

We are on a cruise to Alaska but I don’t stop my daily art for this, it’s just another opportunity to draw something new and different, a way to challenge myself.

Pattie: Sand Castles

She collected small colored sand castles when she was young. I remember seeing them in stores when I was much younger also.

Pattie: Next Shelf

I moved on to the fifth shelf out of 16 today and I’m trying to keep the colors and values the same through every session.

Pattie: A Wizard

I spent the short session today painting a wizard figurine on one of the shelves in the background.

Pattie: One Goal

This painting has one goal and I make sure that everything I add to the painting is in service to that one goal.

Pattie: One Figurine

For today’s session I finished painting the one figurine above and to the left. It wasn’t much but that part is done.

Pattie: Cushion

Today I worked on the cushion and box that Pattie is sitting on. I’m moving all over the painting picking out easy subjects.

Pattie: Mindset

It’s important to recognize my mindset when beginning a session it can make a huge difference in my performance.

Pattie: Legs

I’m working on her legs now, not much to say as I’m still sick and trying to do art daily without messing up anything on the painting.

Pattie: Simple

The medicine I’m taking for my cold is making me groggy and unfocused so I recognize this and work on something simple.

Pattie: The Minimum

I have a cold and even though I don’t feel like it, I’m going to do my art today. Because I set an achievable minimum.

Pattie: Other Knee

Yeah, the titles of my posts lack any vestige of interest, I’m not a writer, I’m an artist so I’ll be literal.

Pattie: Knee

For this session it was really easy, I had a wonderful call with my brother and painted Pattie’s Knee.

Pattie: Hand

I’m done with the shirt and I’m on to her almost hidden hand.

Life Drawing: Randy

I feel like I’m getting better at painting in the open studio every Saturday but it could be because Randy is such an awesome model.

Pattie: Shirt Again

Not much to update for this session, I’m still working on the shirt and will be for the next few sessions. Lots of bluish gray and subtle values.

Pattie: Fairy Locks

Pattie wears these wonderfully colorful collections of yarn tied into her pony tails and today’s session was all about reproducing the one she is wearing accurately.

Life Drawing: Gary

I sat closer to the model today because I wanted to see the subtleties of color in the models skin. I definitely saw more color but I’m not sure I captured it.