Isn't he a little fatty?
Yesterday I spent much of the day with a dear friend in Ann Arbor sketching outdoors and at Borders Book Store. I don't know that my sketching has improved at all, but I didn't feel quite so awkward while trying to sketch my surroundings. Here is what I saw and drew:
I started with a pencil, but found I was using the eraser too much so switched to pen.
Last weekend, I tried to make a WC of a early morning scene that I captured in a photo, but really messed it up and then overworked it all to pieces. It has been sitting on my work table for days waiting for me to decide what I was to do with it. I decided to take a leaf from Cheap Joe Miller's book and get a small mat and try to find some part of the awful painting that might not be all that bad in isolation.
So here is the painting in all it's awfulness:
And here are two isolated parts (both from the same portion of the original, but in different orientations):
Today I am hoping to make a small watercolor that I will like much better and I will share it with you tomorrow.
But first I will finish my second mug of coffee, eat a banana and hit the treadmill. Then the rest of the day is mine to do as I please. I do hear some hollering from the dust in the living room and the crumbs on the kitchen floor, but will try to block them out until I get some art done.