Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stone shed-Work in progress and backyard

I just don't seem to get much drawing done lately. Most of the time I'm outside in my backyard either working on improving the scenery or relaxing. A garden is always a work in progress, the work is never done. But the effort is worth it when the weather is nice, I'm sitting on the bench by the watergarden watching the fish swim, working on a needlework project and listening to classical music.

When it rains it is time to get some inside work done, like more drawing. For "Stone Shed" I am now doing the colored pencil rendering over the watercolor washes.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Another work in progress

Here is the background washes for my current drawing. The original photo of the shed was taken three or four years ago in northern Iowa. It was alternately raining and sunshine there were a variety of pictures taken.

This is a rather large drawing for me (18" x 30"). When the weather is good I have been spending time outside in my backyard, either working or resting. This weekend is cool and rainy here in western Wisconsin.