Thursday, June 6, 2013


A Pink House - Click image for larger view
Every few pages in my sketchbook are of darker paper than the rest. This can pose some interesting problems when I sit down to draw. This morning I found this lovely old house, painted in pink and white. . . and my paper was brown. I know I will have to come back to this spot and re-draw the house on a white paper, but I thought that it would be an interesting experiment to do this sketch on the brown paper. After I had it drawn out I decided to paint out the sky in an opaque white paint. That works to a degree but all the other colors seem so muted and the trim on the house was white as well posing interesting problem as I can't have it fall next to the sky. So on this one some successes and some not so good attempts. I'll be back here again with a sketchbook with white paper. . .  I would also like to spend some time sketching out some of the fantastic details of this house. Wonderful craftsmanship you just don't see anymore. Also as an aside, while I was sketching in my car, a lady approached me and knocked on the window and asked if everything was alright.  I showed her what I was doing and she said how nice my drawings were and then added ' well you just never know in todays world' - nice to know that there are people who care. Thanks lady. . . .

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