Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Snooker and Bones

I was just in Boston and New Jersey and managed some sketching.  Above are wall decorations at the club where my husband and son played snooker!

Snooker gesture sketches.

The next day I visited the Harvard Natural History Museum and drew some skulls and fossil skeletons.  The museum has some wonderful things on display including glass flowers, which it is famous for, and now glass sea creatures including models of octopus, jellyfish, sea cucumbers, etc.
Bighorn Sheep, stuffed and skeleton

Kronosaurus - 42 foot long pleisiosaur, from Australia.  Wouldn't like to have met one of those! Chomp, chomp!

Glyptodon - cousin to the armadillo - but MUCH larger - like 2 tons!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Beautiful Oregon

Last week I visited Sue in Ashland, Oregon, and had a wonderful time hiking and painting on Mt Ashland.  Sunshine, blue skies, and millions of wildflowers of every description... it was paradise!
Above, is the plein air sketch I did.

We worked in Sue's studio the following day from our sketches and imagination.  Mt Shasta was large in my mind, so I made it bigger on the paper! We were trying to work in a loose, washy style.