Friday, November 09, 2018

Daily Drawing 404 "Professional Development Day" pen & ink 3 x 5

 Today we had a full day of professional development at school while our students began a 4 day weekend.  It was a good day with my colleagues covering safety, formative assessments, grading, and providing a chance to spend a little social time with my co-workers, which is rare in our busy, busy days.  It's good for us to have time to talk about how to do the best for our students.  I had time for a few sketches during our faculty meeting this morning.  
This is my four hundred fourth daily drawing.  Thank you for your interest and attention. 

Daily Drawing 400 "OT Win!!" pen & ink 10 x 3

 Our daughter arranged a Bruins' game for us earlier this week.  We were up pretty high, where you could see all the Bruins and Celtics championship banners hanging from the rafters, as well as the plays forming on the ice below.  The people around us were great, a group of 11 year old hockey players over our right shoulders, and a group of international young-ish business people behind us, all speaking English, but with a German accent, French, English, etc... and lots of laughter.  There were a couple of young guys in front of us who began conversation with our daughter's boyfriend over game strategy.  The jumb-o-tron was a constant display of fans waving and dancing to music.  We had a blast, and I did my daily drawing from up high.  You can see several stages of my drawing here in the post. 
This is my four hundredth daily drawing.  Thank you for looking!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Day 379 "Arts Walk" 5 x 9 pen&ink

Today was the Hingham Arts Walk, a beautiful fall event during which artists are  on the street, and in many of the businesses and galleries, showing and/or creating their art.  My Girls Just Wanna Paint group gathered to paint in the round at the community center.  Though we paint to a theme each month, we rarely paint together as a group.  It was lots of fun, with tons of visitors.  We painted around a still life in the center of the table, lit almost from the top.  Each of us has a 
 different style so the paintings each have a different feel.  I began by washing in the shadow areas, then painted into the shadows, holding back on the light areas until the last half hour or so.  My finished painting will be posted later, after I tweak it a little bit.  
This is my three hundred seventy-ninth daily drawing. I enjoyed doing a quick sketch of today's event, and enjoyed the event immensely.  Thanks for your continued interest. 


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Day 375 "Warm Reception" 5 x 12 mixed

Tonight I attended the reception of a friend and artist, Gail Nathanson.  She has a show of oil paintings, titled "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" at the Hingham Library.  It is a vibrant show, filled with animals with distinct personalities.  As I left, I looked back through the library window and saw this scene from the parking lot.  I love the vibrancy of the art lighting up the night as seen through the large windows.  Check out the show if you have a chance.  Worth the visit.
This is my three hundred seventy-fifth daily drawing.  Thank you for your continued interest.  

Day 369 "Dinner at Rosie's Place" pen & ink & pencil 9 x 12

 My daughter and I volunteered at Rosie's Place in Boston the other day.  We worked in the food pantry for a few hours, waiting on the clients.  Each gets a number and we escort them through the pantry one on one.  They get to choose what they want, and they leave with a couple of well-packed bags of food.  While the clients wait for their number, they eat in the dining room, where my daughter and I eventually had dinner as well.  This is my third time volunteering at Rosie's, first in the food pantry.  I plan to make it a regular gig with my daughter, perhaps every two weeks.  When I put together this drawing, I was very intentional about not including any of the clients.  Each of the red aprons indicates a volunteer.  Some volunteers have worked weekly for years, and for some it is the first time.  Wonderful organization.  
This is my three hundred sixty-ninth daily drawing.  Thank you for looking.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Day 372 "Sunday Picnic" ink & watercolor 9 x 12

Today was a lovely, warm day for first week of October.  My husband and I took a picnic out onto the Scituate jetty; just enough breeze, wonderful smell of salt and sea, and lots of people clambering over the rocks, including families, a couple in almost matching tie die shirts, an engaged couple being photographed, some people fishing, and children building a wall of rocks on the jetty with that lasts-about-15-minutes urgency on a task that eight year olds can summon at will.  
I took the time to make today's daily drawing, showing the constant stream of jetty walkers, and I added a little watercolor wash when we got home.   It was a lovely day.   As always, thank you for looking. 

Monday, October 01, 2018

Celebrating One Year of Daily Drawing with a GIVEAWAY!!!! Win this drawing!

 Yesterday I finished my first year of daily drawings!  Thank you for following my year, for your comments and thoughts.  I am celebrating by hosting a giveaway.  I will choose a winner at random for this 8 x 10 drawing.  
To enter the giveaway:

    Follow me on Instagram, @jodypaints
    Leave a comment on my Instagram GIVEAWAY post.  

    Deadline is Friday, October 5, 2018. 
    Winner will be chosen at random and notified via Instagram direct message. 

Again, thank you for following me on my daily drawing journey.  Let's see what this year brings!