Thursday, December 31, 2015

Before the knife

Grapefruit pictured on it's last day. (cue fruit dirge)
Also last day of 2015.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


More ART inspired by Christmas gifts and holiday breaks. (and the produce that's available in the house)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

300 Lessons

I have a large and mostly dusty stack of art books that I have accumulated over the years and most of those books have challenges, suggestions, techniques, how to's and exercises.  My intention WAS to go through them, one by one in order.  I realized there is a reason some of these are dusty. The challenge to go outdoors and paint from life is less than appealing on a 30 degree day.

I found an art lesson book called "300 Lessons in Art" by Robert Henkes copyright 1981 (for middle and high school aged kids)
Lesson #1 is to draw natural object with texture in pencil and then with felt tip pen. Frogs are pencil.  I didn't want to go over (as instructed) with felt tip pen so I did the peacock in pen instead.   I am guessing I get an "F" for not following instructions, but the texture was fun to do while watching "Back to the future 3".