Week by Week, Results from a Class I Took Called Sketchbookery —
Today’s Lips in published form don’t look too bad…and other pieces I made in the last 10 days.
Monday 10/20/14 – kind of a snow day.
I just keep painting. What else can I do? September and Early October rolled on.
Post-Class Sketches – Week of 7/31/14:
And it’s a wrap, but I’ll keep sketching.
The Sketchbookery Class is officially over. 🙁 But I will keep on using these skills for my own personal enjoyment, if nothing else. Thank you for a great class Mary Ann Moss.
WEEK #4 – A bit more.
WEEK #4 – The class is coming to a close. I’ve really enjoyed it and learned so much. One important thing I learned is that it is easy to do a quick sketch, not fuss over it too much, and then take a photo of it to paint later. Even the painting part doesn’t take too long.
I’ll post more photos as the week goes on, but here is my first – an attempt at the collage paper underneath the painting.
|Painting over vintage French paper glued down onto the book.|
And the rest of WEEK #3 – I had a rough weekend. The plus side to it was I got a lot of art done. Art really helps me keep things in perspective.
These two go hand in hand.
More MID-WEEK #3 – I have been having a busy/overwhelming week. Several times, I just picked up my book to sketch and take the edge off the place I was in. It helped to relax and later, when I had more time, I could do the painting part, also relaxing.
WEEK #3 – Midweek – Already Thursday. I’m painting away. Today, a fading rose from my garden on my kitchen counter. It’s been here all week – a light light pink, but now getting some brown spots that I think make it all the more beautiful.
WEEK #3 – This week’s lesson is on painting some plants from a field trip. I didn’t have time to go out and get any plants, so I painted what happened at lunch on Monday with some friends. It was a lovely day and we could eat outside on the patio. What I learned – paint what you love and have fun with.
LATE WEEK #2 – I did two sketches in my new journals. One in the small one I made for myself; the other in that amazing moleskine journal. The lettering is harder than it looks. So enjoying this class though. I find making the pieces, watching the vids and the watercoloring soooooo relaxing and rewarding.
|My friend Roberta’s roses in her office. They smelled so amazing.|
|Waiting for lunch today. It was delish!|
WEEK #2 – I made my first sketchbook journal! Here are some photos, and my thoughts.
- It was really easy – MAM’s instructions were perfect. I used a Japanese punch and it worked like a charm.
- This is such a good idea for using those precious books I’ve bought all over the place. Usually, they come home and go into a pile in my studio. I don’t see them and don’t enjoy them. Now I can make them into a sketchbook and really love them for awhile, then that stack of sketchbooks is really going to be a treasure.
|I’ve been wanting to revisit this Raggedy Ann book for quite awhile.|
|It was the perfect size for a traveling journal. The watercolor paper was exactly 12 in wide; the book is 6 in wide.|
|My first page – just the sketch.|
|I figured Marcella could tell people how much I love my journal and would want it back if found.|
|Here’s the finished book – of course I biffed and spilled paint on the first page, but
I kinda like how it looks.
MIDWEEK #1 – JUST FOR FUN – Sometimes I doodle at work in meetings. Today I was able to sketch with some contour drawing of my iPhone over my notes. I waited until I got home to add the paint!
|iPhone in MSB Materials Handling Meeting with IT (I think one guy was drunk)|
WEEK #1 – Here are my sketches from Week #1. This is a great class with Mary Ann Moss called Sketchbookery. I’m learning a lot and enjoying it tremendously.
|Some of my watercolors – pan and gouache.|
|Practicing contour drawing with Hostas at my mom’s in Bellingham.|
|Another watercolor palette. I’ve had this one for 26 years.|
|Dessert from Sunday night dinner with Claire and Chris. Yum.|