Monday, March 16, 2009

Fall Back & Regroup

Okay, I give up. I've mostly lost track of what was drawn when (although I still have a bunch of paintings to photograph) and there have been at least a few days in the past couple of weeks when I didn't draw anything.

But that doesn't mean I have to fall off the wagon until next January! I'm going to take a break, maybe until April or May, and then see if I can go another two months.

Sunday, March 08, 2009


The homework on this week was to do a an abstract loosely based on a master's study we'd done a few days earlier. My master study was Cezanne's "Houses in Provence", which I unfortunately didn't finish as I was borrowing the instructor's book for reference.

So... I dunno about this one. It's... almost good? Maybe? But not quite. It wasn't at all the effect I was looking for. I love all that cobalt blue in the background, and I think if I'd done more with the angular bits in the center it would have worked better.

Cobalt blue has got to be my absolute favourite blue, but it's horrible to work with. Grainy, transparent, you need half a tube to cover anything and it's toxic to boot. But so pretty!

Sunday, March 01, 2009