Saturday, September 29, 2012

Finally, I've made some time for posting recent drawings. Lately, I've been on a kick with just using a black pen and lots of hatching. It just makes things simpler. The drawing to the left is from our visit to the Goodman Community Center on Madison's east side. They have a lovely little pergola outside the Ironworks Cafe.

 I did this drawing while waiting for the bus. I think working with just the black pen in a kind of rushed time frame is helping me be fairly selective about which details to include in the composition.

Looking forward to drawing with everyone tomorrow at Raymer's Cove!

Happy Drawing,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Draw Madison went to Paoli yesterday and it was a beautiful day for sketching.  Lots of folks out enjoying the great weather.  Very interesting current exhibit at the Artisan Gallery there and I was thrilled to buy a small painting by Kelly Hoppman whose work I've admired for a long time.  Her paintings are surreal in subject matter and painted beautifully in a fairly realistic style.  It was part of a series of paintings done in collaboration with a poet.  John Ribble and Chris Gargan collaborated on a great painting of a big brown bear as artist.  My watercolor sketch is of the Artisan Gallery and restaurant sketched from the other side of the Sugar River in a Strathmore Multi-Media Journal that is great for watercolor.