Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Drawing Issues!

Me, in action at a petite workshop last Sunday at Huff Harrington in Atlanta 
(thanks to Kathy Cousart for the photo)

This was the second "demo" I did on Sunday, from a photo of fellow painter Sandy Overton's granddaughter.  Well, it was obvious to me and all who attended that I hadn't been doing my nightly drawing for a while.  I had to state and "re-state," the angle of the arm with the watering can, the shape of the head, the hand, the skirt -- you name it!!  So, I am back at it: the nightly 5-minutes of drawing -- drawing my hand, my wine glass, Michael's profile, etc -- hoping to align my hand and mind to make life easier.  Drawing is a wonderful way to stay out of daily concerns, while focusing on the task at hand.

Reference Photo -- Reese at the Botanical Garden

My (somewhat) Quick Sketch of Reese, 12 x 9

“Drawing is the best way to meditate, while staying connected to the world around us.” Elsha Leventis

“Drawing is the basis of art.   A bad painter cannot draw.  But one who draws well can always paint.” Arshile Gorky


  1. Des mots justes pour qualifier des instants de pure bonheur !... Une photo aussi qui justifie ces mots... et une peinture qui le prouve...
    gros bisous à vous

  2. Thank you for that reminder! Get out that sketch book!

  3. Love this cute picture of you. Thanks for reminding me that even when I am too busy to paint that I can still take a few minutes to draw.

  4. Love seeing your dynamic self in action. Thanks for the nudge toward drawing every day.