Sunday, July 12, 2009

Northville Day 3

This was interesting. I arrived at 4:00 P.M. and worked for 2 hours. That's when the attention starved kids showed up and started throwing branches in the stream right between the rocks I was drawing. It's about 2 feet of water here and I wasn't going in so I had to finish. I was a little ticked off by it. They knew I was drawing these rocks and did it anyway.
I decided to highlight the water with a gel pen again. I was much bolder this time.
If any of you bloggers go out to do pleine aire drawing, I highly recommend taking a white gel pen. This is now an indispensible tool in my kit. I think it was only a dollar.
BTW I did this drawing on scrap booking card stock and it is laid paper so it has a slight cross weave texture you may be able to see it.
I have been following Sadie Jernigan Valeri's blog posts on the Hudson River School Fellowship that she is a part of and her work looks splendid and I can't wait to see what all of her work turns into.
You can also look up Hudson River School Fellowship and see some great work.
Oh well, I'm off to bed.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Northville Day 2

This one was difficult. I had to keep my eyes from following flow lines in the water. It took 2 hours. I may try it again.