Sunday, September 30, 2012

Journal - University Farm

Did some plein air painting at the University Farm today.  The painting was of hay bales but since the weather was so nice I continued sketching after the light had changed.

I've painted this barn from a different angle before.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Journal - Tomatoes

Some of the fruits of my tomato harvest.  The Amish Paste tomatoes were delicious, but so prone to cracking that this guy decayed before I got a chance to eat it.  Next time I guess I have to ink and eat on the same day.

The Viva Italias turned out great this year.  I made a lot of bruschetta.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Journal - Sugarbowl

Went to breakfast with my husband and in-laws at the Sugarbowl.  It's tough to sketch people that move around.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Life Drawing

We were listening to showtunes during the last half of the session, and sometime in the middle of this longer pose the song "Let Me Entertain You" came on.  Both the model and I started grinning at the situation.  The song is one of the main themes running through the musical "Gypsy", which is based on the life of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous burlesque star.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Life Drawing

I went to life drawing back in August but I never got around to photographing and posting my efforts. I've been studying other people's figure drawings and I realized that what I liked about them was the stylization. So this time around I tried to stylize just a bit more, to pay a little more attention to construction, and also to draw a bit larger than I usually do.

I was fairly happy with this session. Of course, I really like this model because he does slightly more dramatic poses. The young guys are often too self-conscious and just don't know how to ham it up a bit.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Journal - Sheep Painting

You know it's a slow day when you can't think of anything to put into your journal other than the painting you were working on. :P

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Journal - Treacle Toffee

We went to the candy shop to get gifts for my mother-in-law's birthday.  She liked our choices!  Also, we stocked up on toffee while we were there.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Journal - Waiting Room

Finally succeeded getting my prescription renewed!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chicken Snail

Yeah, I don't know either.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Art in the Plaza 3

A little paint sketch from Art in the Plaza.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Art in the Plaza 2

A quilt artist set up at Art in the Plaza.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Another sketch from the first rainy Art in the Plaza. Someone gave me a map so I drew on it.

Monday, September 10, 2012


From last Friday. I was biking home after failing to get my prescription and was surprised by cows.

I have never seen cows in that field before. Occasionally there are sheep. I had to stop and sketch them because they were so close to the fence.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Art in the Plaza

The second week I did Art in the Plaza. The weather was lovely, if a little hot, but it was pretty dead and I was falling asleep due to partying the day before and a crappy sleep the night of.

Saturday, September 08, 2012


Journal sketch of some guests at a party I was at.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Week of Welcome

Had to go in to campus to get my prescription renewed. It was a fail -- I couldn't get in to see a doctor without my grad student in tow. Crapulent.

The University Week of Welcome festivities were going, so I sat and sketched the beer gardens for a bit. At least the trip wasn't a total waste.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Sketch Journal

I was telling someone or other on dA about keeping a sketch journal and the Everyday Matters group when I realized that I haven't kept a sketch journal in ages and that I had really enjoyed it when I did. As I haven't been sketching nearly enough lately I decided to get a cheap sketchbook somewhere and start again.

Apparently I can't spell "zucchini". However, Uncle Chen makes a good srirarcha.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Angel Dress

More sketching.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Monday, September 03, 2012

Fish Battle

I signed up to participate in an art fair they're just starting up in one of the surrounding communities. The first Sunday I was there it was Labour Day Long Weekend, and it was pouring rain. There was only one other artist there and because everything else in the building was closed, nobody showed up.

I got a lot of sketching done!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Suspend - Inks

Jungle rescue action