Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, Monday

Yes, I know it's Wednesday. This sketch was done on Monday at our sketch group's meeting at Millennium Park in Chicago. It turned out to be a beautiful day. I'm not thrilled with the buildings in the background but I am happy that at least I attempted them.

This was our last meeting until January. I'm going to try to still put aside the time on Monday to sketch by myself. The weekly outings have made me braver (still not BRAVE) about sketching in public.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Plan Not Followed

Last Monday our sketch group went to the Shedd Aquarium. I always go with a plan of attack in mind but rarely follow it. Monday was no exception. The plan was to work in Ebony pencil and do value sketches. Ha! The colors were so glorious I don't think I gave pencils a second thought and the watercolors came out immediately. The lesson I learned was it's hard to paint in the dark!

The Chicago weather is getting unpredictable so we're beginning our fall-winter schedule and we'll meet only once a month until late spring. Where did the summer go?!