Sunday, December 10, 2017

"Hingham Skyline" 6 x 9 ink and w/c pencil


Most Sunday mornings I head to church early with my pastor husband, and have an hour more or less, while he readies church, and I don't need to be there.  Sometimes I read, or grade quizzes, or read the paper, or draw.  Today I spent some time on a side street drawing the skyline ahead of me; a church, a parish hall, the Square Cafe, and a few lampposts.  It was a beautiful New England winter morning, sparkling air, no wind, about 35 degrees.  Reminded me that years ago I was visiting a friend in San Diego in February.  It was about 60 degrees.  I said, "why don't we bundle up and walk the beach?"  He said, "That must be a New England thing"... um.  Yup.
This is my 70th daily drawing.  Thank you for taking a look.  I appreciate your time.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

"Six Steeples" 10 x 20 watercolor pencil multi

Here are six versions of the New North Church Steeple.  I posted about the upper right four recently.  My goal is to create a larger version which will be scanned and scaled up as a banner at the church.  I used some tracing paper to transfer the smaller version of the steeple, trying four treatments, then scaled up mathematically onto the larger paper.  The ratio is 2 to 1, height to width.  I came up with a scale of 1 inch to 2.75 inches small drawing to larger drawing, then used that to divide the smaller drawing and the bigger each into seven horizontal bands.  My seventh graders have been working on proportions, so this would be a nice problem to popse to them.  
The larger steeple is currently rendered in a couple of colors of blue watercolor pencil.  I'm going to apply water to make the color more uniform, then should be finished.   This is my sixty-ninth daily drawing.  I am getting a lot of satisfaction and a lot of positive feedback.  Thank you for looking.

Friday, December 08, 2017

"August Garden" 9 x 6 mixed

Scrolling through my old photos, I found this one of a sunflower garden taken from under the cooling leaves of a tree.  I remember it was a hot day out in the sun, but the tree was accompanied by a small water feature which provided cooling through sound and temperature.  Nice spot over on the corner of the Marshfield Fair Grounds here in town.  I drew it in pen and ink, then added some warm gray marker, colored pencil, crayon and then white conte pencil.  This is my sixty-eighth daily drawing.  Thank you for looking.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

"North End" 9 x 12 pen & ink

One block off Hanover Street in Boston's North End is Bova's 24-hour bakery, great place for a late night treat.  It has a welcoming glow a block or two off the main drag, and is literally a sweet spot.  
This is my 67th  daily drawing.  Thanks for looking 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

"The Corner" pen & ink 6 x 3 Daily Drawing #66

Long day... took the car in to the shop early after a hairy ride home last night.  Good half day with students, followed by parent teacher conferences this afternoon.  I had a pretty full dance card, and spent the afternoon talking with interesting, interested parents.  Then, dinner with my daughter and friend and friend's mother in Boston.... then a quick drawing of the corner of the kitchen to close out the day.
This is my sixty-sixth daily drawing.  Thank for you continuing to check out my view of the world.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

"Providence Art Club" 5 x 5 ink & colored pencil - daily drawing 65


I spent this afternoon with my Girls Just Wanna Paint group at the Providence Art Club.  What a magnificent facility, a grouping of three buildings in the heart of Providence with large gallery spaces, a beautiful and spacious classroom, several dining rooms a lounge and some studio spaces.  It is a rabbit warren of smaller rooms through which you wander, emerging into big open spaces.  There is art in every nook and cranny, hanging in the hallways, the bathrooms, the dining areas, over the water fountain, tucked between two windows, etc.  The space is sumptuous.  We spent a leisurely afternoon, looking at art, talking business, critiquing each others' work, and enjoying one another's company.  
This is my sixty-fifth daily drawing.  Thank you for looking, as always.

Monday, December 04, 2017

"Dusk - Route 3" pen and marker

Loved this image of sunset in the side mirror.  Interesting angles and depth. I may make a painting of this one.  It's a fascinating puzzle, which I like.
This is my sixty-fourth daily drawing.  Thanks for your attention.