Fiddling around

Spent much of today at the MacLeod curling bonspiel which includes nonstop Scots music and dancing by local musicians and dancers from age 5 to 75. I decided to try my hand at quick sketches of some of them. When you haven’t drawn people in a while, your eye/hand gets rusty. 


Indulged in an exotic orchid to brighten things up a bit. Painted in a long, narrow Handbook sketchbook. Thankfully, this forgiving paper allowed me to lift an attempt at a background colour. Needed to remind myself that negative (white) space is a good thing!


My Spot

A quick sketch of my comfy corner, done in a lovely small Fabriano sketchbook given to me by my artistic mentor and friend, Shari Blaukopf. It’s a treat to draw on this smooth paper.

Quirky Corner

Nice light coming in the front window at the Quirky Carrot created some interesting shadows. But the sketch got muddy. Out of practice with the paints. At least I was having fun sketching with a dear friend at the time.