Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Sketches

Welcome to Friday Sketches.  I'm sorry I didn't post a Friday Sketches last week, but life got kind of crazy, as it tends to do, and the entire week got away from me.  Never happens!


This week has been another busy one for me, for so many reasons.  But mainly because I've been ferrying children around to their various activities.  It's a busy time of year, that's for sure, but I love it.  It's so rewarding watching my children grow and develop as they pursue the things they love.  Piano, Choir, Cello, STEM...lots of end of year recitals and various presentations.  It's makes for a very enriching life.

I've also been busy teaching a new class at the Waterloo Center for the Arts here in Iowa.  It's my last live class series for the year and to make the coming of winter a little easier to handle, we've been "Painting Watercolor Flowers".
So for Friday Sketches this week, I thought I'd share a study page I did in my sketchbook yesterday.  It explores flower shapes and colors and I've been getting back into the groove of flower sketching technique.  

As I grow as an artist, I find that when I sketch and paint my floral subjects, I develop my own personal creative sketching to speak.  That's great for me, but when I'm teaching others, I think it's important to teach the fundamentals of observation, blocking, and gesture sketching.  So I have to refresh my own skills in these areas.

Anyway, it's been a beautifully floral couple of weeks, and with a month of this class left to deliver, I will be in my studio, playing in the artistic garden as the snow continues to fall outside my window.

What have you been sketching this past few weeks?  Feel free to link up your sketches from last week and this week if you like, and remember to put a link back here in your blog so your followers know where to find you. And please take the time to visit other participants, some of their work is truly extraordinary.

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for checking in. xx

(I'm linking to PPF & AJED)