Daily Sketch

Daily Sketch, June 6, 2015

Driftwood study.

June 5, reworking Daily Sketch from June 3, 2015

I wasn’t satisfied with my self portrait from June 3. It was like a loose tooth that I had to keep wiggling. For tonight’s sketch, I decided to remove the hat and draw more into it.

Daily Sketch, June 4, 2015

Study of glass bottles.

Daily Sketch, June 3, 2015

  Self portrait with dogs and hat.

Daily Sketch, June 2, 2015

  PROCESS I took photographs of some old bottles that I placed on our window sill. When I am drawing on the computer, my monitor is large enough that I can look at the photograph while I draw on the software canvas. I am drawing using an intuos tablet and pressure sensitive stylus. The software […]

Daily Sketch, May 31, 2015

  Our weekend was jammed full of family visits and events. My dogs were not phased.

Daily Sketch, May 28, 2015

Study from Claire’s kitchen.

Daily Sketch, May 22, 2015

Study of a snail that crossed my path this morning.

Brandy Brow Illustration

This is an illustration that the Vineyard Gazette asked me to do for their new “Streetwise” series, short columns that research the history of different neighborhoods on the island. The third article is about Brandy Brow in West Tisbury. I decided to focus on a visual reference to the location of Brandy Brow, as it […]

Experimentation April 11, 2015

I participated in a creativity workshop today run by Fae Kontje-Gibbs. A good part of the time was spent free writing, but we did also do some drawing/painting towards the end trying to draw in the moment, from a visceral place, not thinking about representation at all, but rather marks on the paper. Tonight I […]

Daily Sketch, March 16, 2015

I’m visiting my daughter and granddaughter for a week, which is why I’m not getting much drawing done. I had forgotten how exhausting toddlers can be, no matter how delightful.

Daily Sketch, February 23, 105

Playing with patterns and repetition.

Dodger’s Hole illustration

This is an illustration that the Vineyard Gazette asked me to do for their new “Streetwise” series, short columns that research the history of different neighborhoods on the island. The second article is about Dodger’s Hole and mentioned spring peepers and snapping turtles. I worked on it instead of my daily sketch, and incorporated earlier […]

Daily Sketch, February 20, 2015

I’m working on an illustration that needs pinkletinks in it. Here are some studies for it. Nice to think ahead of the spring peepers on such a cold and snow bound night.

Daily Sketch, February 18, 2015

I came down with a 24 hour stomach flu Monday night which laid me low for closer to 36 hours. Slept through last night’s drawing time.

Daily Sketch, February 16, 2015

I visited my daughter in Quincy, MA this weekend, and they had almost two more feet of snow fall Saturday night. Walking Sunday late afternoon, I was struck by the beauty of the light hitting the houses contrasting against the shadows on the snow drifts.

Daily Sketch, February 13, 2015

I wanted to make a valentine for my husband. I started with an image of hands, envisioning corny phrases like, “I give you my heart” or “you hold my heart”, thinking I’d work a heart into the image, but I ended up with a frog, which probably does not give the right message. Now it […]

Daily Sketch, February 12, 2015

A very quick drawing tonight.. With all of the snow, my dogs need to be walked where it has been plowed, which means leash walking. We go round and round and round our neighborhood. This is often my view.

Daily Sketch, February 8, 2015

Yesterday, I treated myself to an all day workshop on collage taught by Alexandra Sheldon at her studio in Cambridge, MA. http://alexandrasheldon.com/index.php?page=bio&display=311 It was a very fun class and taught me some basic techniques used in making a collage. After transferring and painting on papers to use in our collages, she had us work on […]

Daily Sketch, January 28, 2015

Just as I was finishing shoveling the end of our driveway, the setting sun slanted across my neighbor’s yard.

Daily Sketch, December 31, 2014

I walked the dogs on the beach just after sunrise this morning. The early sun slanted across the sand, warming the colors despite the cold temperature.

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