Monday, March 08, 2010

We did draw!

Ok...so maybe this drawing doesn't count! I did love this little toy I found in a Hilo shop though, and I bought one. I'm weak. It's called a Buddha Board....paint on it using just water, and as it dries, it disappears...and you are ready to start over! Great way to learn to enjoy the process and not obsess. Or so I hear.

We did find that sometimes, despite our determination to slow down and draw, we got carried away with experiencing the island and didn't leave enough time. So, we'd finish up in the evenings or sometimes work from photos we took. The drawing I was working on above is almost done in the pic below:

Jennifer saved bits and pieces of wrappers, napkins and tickets to make postcards to send home. It's a fun way to use all those great little scraps, and would work in your sketchbook too. Here's one all done:
Of course, you already heard about our attempts to draw this waterfall.

We took tons of photos to work from in the evenings and after returning home. I've started working from some since I've been back. We tried to take close ups of buildings and foliage, as well as broad views, and this has helped quite a bit. I did this watercolor from a photo we took earlier in the day.

4 comments:

Sam said...

That postcard is kind of cute, and yes original. Most moms at 40s just watch TV shows. Hats off to you with this. I'm going through your block and will stick around if you don't mind.

pedalpower said...

Hi Sam, I hope you do stick around. I like some TV, but for the most part I'd rather spend my time doing other things....

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Your atrwork is so fun to see! looking forward to seeing more! Have a wonderful week!

Kathleen Pequignot said...

Ah, looks like a fun time for sure. I wish I had more people to go out sketching with... and I use the same little watercolor palette and brush! :)