I’ve been sketching with the ladies over at Somewhere to Sketch. For the first half of the month, we are visiting Dublin, Ireland. There are so many interesting things to sketch there!
You can see everything I’ve sketched so far here or see everything that everyone has done at the link above. I won’t post all my sketches here but I may add a favorite or two with a link to them there every week or so.
This is Daydreamer, 8″x8″ on gallery wrapped canvas. I really enjoyed painting this. There is just something very satisfying and almost interactive about painting people. Do I talk to my paintings? Maybe, when no one is around to hear. Do they talk back? If they did, I wouldn’t tell! Daydreamer can be purchased here and you can zoom in on it there, too.
I’m sure this man is checking his email or checking his contacts for a phone number. He isn’t using Google maps. I’m sure he isn’t lost and even more sure that he will not be asking anyone for directions. I noticed him during my wanderings through Iceland for this month’s Virtual Paintout. He is currently on auction with a starting bid of $30. Well, the painting is, not the man.
I was accepted into Julia Kay’s Portrait Party and it has been so much fun picking out people to draw or paint and seeing the drawings that others do of me. I’ve only uploaded a couple of drawings so far but I’ve almost finished up a small painting and will be adding that, soon. I had to make a Flickr account to join, since i had inadvertently deleted my old one when I deleted my old yahoo groups account. I don’t like Flickr’s changes since i used it last! It will take some getting used to. LInking to my friends at Paint Party Friday.
I went to the Three Rivers Art Festival in Covington, LA this weekend. The weather was beautiful and there was lots of great art to see. I bought a couple of frames from Bergeron Woodworks. He makes them from reclaimed wood found in and around the New Orleans area. I’m auditioning this one for The Yellow Hat painting. He also has cute little boxes made from the reclaimed wood.
I took this apple out of my fruit bowl yesterday because it had a small round spot on it. I left it on the counter but never got back to it to do anything with it and look what I found this morning. The bruise had turned into a heart! Couldn’t resist snapping a photo with my phone.
How did so much time fly by without painting? I don’t know, but I don’t like it. The new Virtual Paintout location for this month is Iceland and I’ve found a couple of scenes that I intend to paint. I was not inspired by last month’s location of Lima, Peru and just wandered around aimlessly for most of the month before giving up. Some of that may have been me not being in the mood to start something new yet. Hopefully, I’ll get to that easel this month and get some painting done! I see that I forgot to post my painting from the Isle of Wight location. You can see it on my Facebook page.
I signed up for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party because I’ve been longing to work more on portraits but finding subjects isn’t easy. It can take over a month for new requests to be reviewed and accepted so I’ll have to be patient. It’s something to look forward to! The only caveat is that you have to also provide a photo of yourself for the rest of the group to paint. Ugh. Oh well, it’s only fair. I hope I get in soonish.