Friday, May 22, 2009

Two Journal Sketches

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Petunia Sketch

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Hibiscus Sketch

These are are two journal sketches I worked on this week. As I promised myself I tried to get out more and work on some quick sketches. Playing with the water color, in an an effort to have fun with my art wok instead of being concerned about how it will look.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cactus Water Color Sketch

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"Cactus Water Color Sketch"
I took my water colors outside and painted the same cactus. I enjoyed the process. I promise myself that I will make time to do this more often. I found myself thinking back to my water color classes in college, most of the time my work resembled the bottom of the Platte River, nice brown muddy water. It wasn't till the last 3 weeks I finally discovered not to overwork or over think my work. Just go out and play with it!


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"Cactus sketch"

I am trying to get in the habit of sketching more. I am finding it hard to get back into to practice of just drawing for the fun of it. Sometimes the fear of "creating" something profound gets in the way of just going out and drawing. I get too wrapped up in making "ART" and forget just to have fun with it. We need to paint like children when all we wanted was to have something to put on the refrigerator door, stop worrying about a larger audience .

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bird House Pencil Drawing

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"Is Anybody home" pencil drawing

A drawing of a bird house on a large old cotton wood tree in Nebraska. Cotton wood trees have a very rough bark, that is very intesting It was April so the trees did not have leaves yet.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sketch done in Nebraska

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Sketch of Bird house done on visit to Nebraska. April 2009