Brenda Swenson has a drawing challenge to draw every day for 75 days. We are supposed to use a black or blue pen, but I know I will not do that one. Still, I play along because challenges are fun when done with others, and it keeps me doing at least one dang drawing a day even when I am slammed at work.
To see all the 75-day images go here.
Over halfway through the challenge. Now I am making it my own!
As you know, I am moving to working with brush pens, no pencil under, and
seeing how I like that for sketching my ideas. It is a big change, and having done months of drawing without pencil has made me brave enough to just do it!
Missing water, ocean, vast blue these days. Fall is the best time in beach towns, because the locals are there and walking deserted beaches, and the chance to have the beach to yourself and to co-mingle with sea creatures is high.
And few Buddha studies. Noticing how the older statues have different ways of draping, and placing the feet or hands into mudras. Same mudra, different shapes.
All are done in an OE Cadic sketching journal or in a Stillman & Birman Beta journal
with Cocoiro or Pitt pens or Uni-ball pen, and with watercolor when so moved!
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Nice beach scenes on a cold, rainy day here. You are right, there is a certain feel to a beach after the tourists have gone home. (Of course, I’ve always been one of the tourists!!)
Tourists are important to keeping beach communities afloat — the ones that are clean are appreciated!
The beaches or the tourists 🙂 I know what you mean.
hahahaaa — the tourists who keep the beaches clean!
Oh how your beachscenes and palmtrees light up my rainy day here 🙂 On the first painting it looks very windy…thats why I love it so much.,..so much motion and my friend the moon is seen too!
Funny, I painted it in response to a heat wave, wanting the cool ocean within my sight! Rainy days coming here too, and they are welcome!
The palm trees are wonderful! I love the movement in the leaves. It must be a nice time to be at the beach after the crowds are gone.
smashing artwork, full of life. Happy PPF, Annette x
Thank you Faye and Annette — Happy PPF!
Lovely studies and drawings. They look so lively and spontaneous!
Wonderful trees and scenes you’re sharing with us…
makes me ready to twinkle my toes in the sand!
Thanks Patty — Enjoyed your site too!