Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This was another charcoal assignment we had to draw for art class. We were supposed to bring fruit to draw but I was so intrigued by the shape, color and texture of onions and garlic that I had to draw them instead. When I was done it mad me think of the name of a restaurant in San Francisco called the Stinkin' Rose. I've never had the pleasure of going there but everyone who has says the food is great.
This is a charcoal landscape that I did earlier this year of a beautiful place in Sacramento called William B. Pond Park. The light was very unusual that day, it was shaded by the larger trees and the opening between them made the light shine down on this small tree below and made it seem to glow. If not for that little bit of light every day, perhaps this tree would not have survived.
This was my first charcoal still life drawing. I took my first real art class this year and learned to used materials I've never used before. I had an excellent, sensitive, creative art professor named Patricia who taught us how to use and not be afraid of using new mediums and techniques.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
This is a stippled drawing of a pedestrian tunnel in Sacramento California. It is made up of "thousands" of dots to create the light and shadow areas of the drawing. I love the contrast between the light and shadows here.
This painting is of red geraniums in a white washed wood planter just as the geraniums were going to seed at the end of summer. I loved the 'rusty' colors of the leaves and the orangey colors of the flowers.
I loved painting this building. Sutter Fort in down town Sacramento is a great study of light and shadows. The contrast is so strong in direct sunlight. It is a great subject for a black and white drawing.