Sunday, November 18, 2012

Memorial Park Cupertino, Saturday Nov 17th

The day started off badly as I pulled into the parking lot and the heavens opened! It rained heavily for about 10 minutes, then just as I was considering painting from my car the rain stopped. The park was almost deserted but for the ducks and geese preening by the pond. I drew those, then moved on to a drawing of the memorial statue. By the time I was done with that the sun was peeking through and it felt worth risking the paints. I love drawing, but struggle so much with paint, but today my painting came out pretty much as I had planned. Yay! Only three of us at the paintsite today, but I expect the rain put most people off.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Harris Lass Museum

This great museum was opened specially for our group. Having painted outside the house in the past I focussed on interiors. I enjoyed the drawing so much and the grey brushpens really help me as I struggle with values.

Castle Rock Hike and Sketch

What a rainy start to the Hike and Sketch.  Jenny and I weren't sure anyone would want to go, but lo and behold a fair few hardy souls braved the weather! My sketches didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped. The first was way too wet from the get go and the rain dripping off the trees did nothing to improve it.  With the second one I lost the values somewhere along the trail. Never mind, it was a fun adventure anyway!