Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rushed, Rough and Rugged...

Today I found myself in the library at lunch time again with my visual diary, trusty HB pencil and colouring pencils. My challenge for today was to draw three jugs full of flowers based on photos I'd found on a page on Facebook,  I completed the first one at lunch, and the other two in the car after work while my daughter was at her dancing lesson.  I'm quite pleased with the results, even if they are rushed, rough and rugged!




My aim is to eventually get these three drawings painted onto board and in a frame with a crackling finish. I bought four very cheap frames online a couple of weeks ago ($5 each) and was just waiting for an idea to come for them.  Enter the jugs of flowers!

I'm quite excited about the prospect of painting them, which will mean coating the boards in gesso first, then doing the paintings.  What I'm most excited about though is doing the crackled paint frames!

I'm very pleased that I created something today. I may not have started Art Every Day Month until a week into it, but I'm glad I did!  Now, I'm off into "The Blue Room" to paint!

8 comments:

  1. Lovely drawings! I'm excited to see how you take these images and transfer them to the final paintings.

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  2. Great start and love the container ideas. They'll make great still life paintings.

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  3. These great sketches would make great paintings! They are all lovely...can't even pick a favourite ~ :)

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  4. Lovely job! I think they would look wonderful framed too...and with crackle paint - fabulous!! :)

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  5. The sketches have a great vitality and freshness. Looking forward to seeing the paintings.

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  6. these will all work well and would great in series... can't wiat to see them on canvas xx

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