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Monday, October 20, 2014

Drawing Challenge.

Several Day's Drawings.

You haven't seen a blog post from me for almost a week.  A little traveling interrupted the blogging but not the drawing. I packed up sketchbook and pen and diligently created a drawing each day.  

Day 15 Drawing
Ink

This was sketched into my book while flying along at about 30,000 feet.  It was a cloudy day so I drew what I saw.

Drawing Day 16
Ink

I was in the Southern California desert where cacti and palms grow side by side.  How could I not be influenced? These are nature's sculptures.


Day 17 Drawing
Ink

For two days inspiration came from knowing, that in January, I must create a work of art that will have a visible mechanical apparatus from which it will hang.  Thinking this work may contain actual wire and gears I started drawing mechanical looking shapes.

Day 18 Drawing
Ink and Colored Pencil
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Day 19 Drawing
Watercolor Pencil and Ink

It was a short trip.  Returned home to calm, clear, warm weather so it was out in the kayak on the lake for recreation and inspiration.  Day 19 Drawing was created after being surrounded by lake beauty.



And that drawing led to four small watercolor paintings.
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As I opened my sketch book today my thoughts were still filled with rocks and water.  I took the time to go through the pages to look at each of the daily drawings before sitting down to create today's.  I have used both sides of each page which has led to some bleed through and crinkling of the paper.


The pages in my sketch book showing daily drawings.

The next open page in my sketchbook, actually the back side of Day 19 Drawing, had interesting eye catching shapes making convex contours on the page. I started to draw around those shapes and 'Day 20 Drawing' developed. After working on the four little watercolor paintings, it is apparent I had rocks on the brain.

Day 20 Drawing
Pencil



There you have it.  Several days of drawing, six to be exact, without blogging, but I think I made up for that today!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Drawing Challenge. Days 12&13&14.


TWO AT A TIME or more.

Busy busy busy, so the drawings this week will be lumped together in a couple different posts.  These three are distillations of last weekend's pumpkin.  Simplifying the same palette and design elements....

Day 12
Watercolor Pencil

Day 13
Watercolor Pencil and Ink

Day 14
Watercolor Pencil




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Monday, October 13, 2014

Drawing Challenge. Day 12

Spinning Off Yesterday


Today's drawing, this 12th day of October, is influenced by the whimsical pumpkin created yesterday.  The idea was to simplify the lines and shapes while retaining the color and design elements.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Drawing Challenge. Day 11

A DAY ALL ABOUT FOOD



It took me all day to get into my studio. I was in the kitchen most of the day preparing a Fall dinner. Hence this little, whimsical drawing.  It was all about cooking today, well, almost.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Drawing Challenge. Day 10

FALL IS IN THE AIR.

Day 10 Drawing
Watercolor Pencil


In the air, in the light, on the water, in the trees.  Everything seems to have a golden cast.  You cannot escape the season.   So it was back to drawing leaves today.

Drawing Day 10
Watercolor Pencil

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Drawing Challenge. Day 9.

Motivation

Drawing, Day 9
Watercolor Pencil and Ink
Pamela Hunt Lee


Ah, Motivation.  Either you have it or you don't.  This drawing challenge has triggered many situations and thoughts.  One of those is motivation.  Just sitting down to draw and spending the time it takes to make a drawing and then getting lost in the process of creating the drawing brings motivation to spend more time in the studio.

Drawing, Day 9, Pamela Hunt Lee

Last night Blaine and I spent some time together discussing our challenge and the book The Artist's Way worked into our conversation.  The author, Julia Cameron, talks about jump starting creativity and motivation by writing in a journal 20 minutes every day.  

Drawing, Day 9
Pamela Hunt Lee

The challenge to create a drawing every day is much the same as the writing exercise.  Both Blaine and I find ourselves making the drawing and then moving on with other projects in the studio.  We have found motivation.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Drawing Challenge. Day 8.

I Succumbed.

Drawing Challenge Day 8
Watercolor Pencil

Yes, indeed, I did.  As if my rowing shell and kayak weren't enough.  Not sure exactly why I succumbed, but I am the owner of two lovely Lakeshore Paddle Boards.  I chose Blue Betty's because they are stable and I love the blue. One other reason, my mother's name was Betty. Now every time I take out my SUP I think about my mother.  Pretty cool.


The other thing about the SUP is that it gives a different perspective of the lake.  Because you are standing up, not seated, you are looking down into the lake instead of across it.


We have had a string of magnificent lake days so I have been out on the SUP which has influenced my drawings the last couple days.  Hope you like them.  And if this weather stays the same, let me know if you would like to join me on an SUP outing.

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