Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sunflower Study

I set up on the back deck yesterday afternoon and did a drawing of a pitcher of sunflowers right on the canvas. I managed to come up with a good sketch but the painting, not so much. I just couldn't get the colors right and it got a little muddy so, I wiped it off ;) Anyway, it was a great way to spend a glorious summer day. Our very short summer is slipping away so I'm beaching and reading and gardening here.

8 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Well, I love the drawing. So very often I love my drawings and feel like the painting is 'less than', too. I wonder what we could do (except keep painting....)? Looks so cozy, your set up. Perfect for a summer day.

rdl said...

Much too short!!
nice job!!

Sandy said...

Is your summer really short? I enjoyed seeing your deck from this angle. Looks like a great place to paint.

Paz said...

I love sunflowers. Love your sketch. How to you wipe the paint off? Is it easy to do? Doesn't it leave a dirty or a messy canvas, paper (or whatever it is that you paint on)? Curious.

Paz

Dawn said...

your sketch does look great Mary! hope you will give it another go.

our summer is way short too:(

Barbara Pask said...

Fabulous sketch, I know how that goes. Sometimes my sketch is just ok and I do better painting, it's sure a challenge. Lots of times my painting is fine but boring, not great light in it. That's my struggle.

FCP said...

Your sketches are very nice, Mary, and stand up on their own - the draftsmanship required for the bridge sketch is mind-boggling.
Enjoy your time "beaching, reading, and gardening" You are "filling the well" for future days of art.
all the best,
Faye
P.S. It takes a rocker to know one - just another thing we have in common, huh?

Suzanne McDermott said...

Lovely drawing of the sunflowers, Mary... and I always like to see your painting set ups!

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