We had a really good life drawing session at PEDAS last night. We started with short poses which are always a challenge and finished with a half hour pose. I drew in ink and finished the pose quickly so rather than draw the same pose again ai carried on around the room and included some of the other artists.
I try to walk the dogs on the beach a couple of times a week so I have plenty of photos of them looking bored and willing me to hurry up and throw the ball. This isn’t one of the best paintings I have done of them but I quite like the sky!
I didn’t manage to finish my painting today so here is a sample of the paper we marbled at the weekend. This is done by floating paint on water and laying the paper on top, the results are unpredictable but colourful.
It was the Broadstone Art Society AGM this morning so I didn’t get to do a portrait. I made up for it this evening with a watercolour portrait from a photo by the Californian photographer Steven Lemke from the Paint my photo web site.
We visited Edinburgh in September, there is a very efficient park and ride tram service that drops you right in the city centre. This piper was playing on the corner of Princes Street with the castle in the background. All he need was a tin of shortbread to complete the Scottish cliche. The tourists (I suppose I was one as well) loved it.
I have been looking at some of Turners watercolours and decided to try a very loose wash to see what happens. It is hardly a Turner but it was fun playing with the washes. I should have taken a bit more time with the dogs and the post though.
I was set a challenge to copy a photo with watercolour within one hour. I completed it within an hour but this was split between half an hour yesterday and half an hour today.