Friday, January 18, 2013

Drawing Special at Sunnyvale Heritage Orchard

Green Tractor abstract -oil pastel

Yesterday I ran a drawing exercises special for the plein air group.  I tortured them with fun stuff like drawing with your non-dominant hand, blind contour drawing and mark making to create textures!  I was quite pleased with my contour drawing of Helen and Dick, and the negative space exercise was key to helping me think abstractly when it came to painting. I love drawing - whereas painting frustrates me. I recently discovered some oil pastel crayons I had laying around the studio and I'm really enjoying the combination of drawing with luscious color.
Green tractor abstract - oil pastel

Blind contour drawing - Helen and Dick

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