We have had and heck of a Disarray summer. June was okay, but man July kicked us in the booty. We went on vacation to see family in Texas. We had plans of a wonderful zoo trip, and lots of swimming. Many summer thunderstorms made half of our plans a bit damp. Then My husband became ill during the trip he actually have us a real fright with chest pains and a infection. Scary stuff, but I am glad that we are over the scare and back at home. We managed to get in some swimming and some fun at the lake before we left.
With so much going on I really didn’t manage to get much artwork done this summer. I thought I would share what few pieces I have managed to do in my sketch book with you today. I am still trying to find a better way to upload videos so I can talk more about the art and process of what I am of have been working on, but waiting for my youtube videos to download are crazy long. I hope to have one up soon. If you know of a better way to share video drop me a line in the comments waiting 5 hours to load an 8 minute video is just insane.
So please sit back and enjoy these few pieces with some comments below each one. Thanks for sticking around and remember to be creative!!
This is a quick sketch at Cowboy Church in Texas, we here there in June as well as in July. I loved the banjo and steel guitar.
some random sketches, I was skimmig through printrest and found some photos that just seemed fun to try. I even gave one girl a mermaid tail just because I thought it would be interesting.
This is from a book I found at the GoodWill store. I love finding inspiration and this was a Native American girl holding some of my favoite wild flowers. I can see where I need to try this one again and work more on my proportions. What I love about this piece is I only used three colors and black. I used red, blue, and yellow only then when I felt my blackes were not quiet as dark as I wanted I added some true black to them.
Here is an attempt at direct watercolor. I was just trying to see how my new art bag was going to work. If you’d like to see a post on my travel back I’d love to share one with you just let me know in the comments. I made one out of a blue jean skirt with a leather strap.
here is another fun little sketch. Just me playing around and working on loosing up on my technique
Have you heard of the ugly duckling?? well here is my ugly duck. This started out well in the begining but I had a massive miagraine attack me and I just lost all focus. I like the way the yellow and orange tulips turned out, however they look like small fires lol. maybe he is a arsinist duck on the run starting small fires where ever he goes. lol I don’t know.
I apologize for the bad lighting. I will repost some of these on my instagram be sure to follow me and check it out. Here I was working on a buffalo in the forest. I was trying a glazing technique out. I like how it started but then I went over kill and started detailing him to death hence the brown blob he is.
these are some of my favoriets from our trip. I love travel sketching or journaling and this was my daughter being taught how to dive in the pool by her grandparents.
another travel sketch the kids playing and swimming in the pool
I found a book at goodwill that had great landscapes for oil painting but I wanted to try them out in water color. I like how they turned out. I think I will try them on a much larger piece of paper and go for a mr looe approach.
Last one more from the landscape book, I went a bit crazy with the clouds but I still love it.