December 15, 2014

Drawing marathon...





Hera are drawings from the other day when I was invited to participate in a "drawing marathon". Drawing from 10 am to 10 pm! Mostly long poses which explains this, for me, unusual result. I did "cheat" as I had other obligations in the middle of the day and it gave me break of two or three hours. Nevertheless it was great fun in good company. It also did me good as I hadn't drawn figures much this year. I felt a bit rusty. I hope this will change the coming year and that I will be able to explore drawing more.

December 04, 2014

Soon christmas, now sale in the "Art shop"...





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November 28, 2014

"Solitary Onion"...


This feels to be my last onion for a while. Last summer I did onions in oil painting and it's funny how that felt totally different from doing this. I could imaging trying that again but for now this is it in watercolor. Why I do this it to learn things with a small subject that can be done easily without too much planning or being time taking. I have to find a way of doing bigger watercolors now, as doing bigger still lives doesn't feel ok right now in watercolor (but that could change maybe later on). One of my resolutions could be to get out in town and paint... people and light effects.

November 23, 2014

"Mandarine V"...




One more watercolor study of another mandarine with a huge leave. The other leaves must have stayed on the tree. Could it be that there are so many dark green leaves on the trees to protect the fruits from the sun, and at the same time to capture most of it's energy with their chlorophyl to nourish the fruit??
I sometimes regret not having study biology. I did like it at a early stage, but nobody told me it could be an option and I was young and silly to know better myself. This said, I could of course pick up some books and start reading now.

"Mandarine III"...



Another pencil study of the same mandarine, two days later, with it's leaves starting to dry. That's what's tricky with fresh subjects, they don't stay for long. That is also what's makes it interesting. Sometimes you can see the changes visually during one session. Drawing from life is above all capturing the vanishing present. Give a testimony of what surrounds us today and what drew your attention for a while.
These studies are done on my "Lana sketchpad"...

November 19, 2014

"Mandarine", in pencil...




Pencil study of a mandarine is the subject of the day. Watercolors should be coming up soon...

November 15, 2014

"Three onions" in watercolor...



Here they come again, my onions!
(This painting got a texture that is difficult for my scan to capture, it gets too "crisp". It lacks harmony somehow, just as some colors. For example on the left side close to the shadow there, and the shadow itself, have no sign of yellow, it's supposed to be a warm grey. For the rest I've tried to get it as close as possible.)