Friday, September 25, 2009

Wow, its been a while!

Wow, I can't believe how long it is since I last posted here. Life (and death) circumstances have taken my time instead. I created this blog to share my art with my mum and daughter. Sadly my mum has passed away and her support and encouragement will be greatly missed.
Mum would be cross if I didn't continue, so, I'm back! Most recent work first - some very quick sketches from our visit in downtown Los Gatos on Thursday. Top - Le Boulanger. Above Santa Cruz and Main Street, with a sad half-assed watercolor wash. (I'm using brush pens for drawing as I seem to have mislaid my regular pens!)

Next some sketches from Shoup Park, Los Altos.
The top one was the first one I did, so I didn't quite have my sketching eye in. then I changed positions and did the second sketch and the painting. The sculpture there is called "The Cradle of Liberty" and the soldier is holding a baby. I was quite pleased with how the painting came out.