I worked my volunteer shift at the Lake Country Art Gallery last week. Check out the latest cool exhibit Bones of Tobias by artist Lori Mairs
Have you ever tried to sketch people moving? The art gallery is right across from the Aspen Grove Golf Course
in town, so I took the opportunity to practice some fast figure sketches of some golfers and other people sitting and moving about. Wow, it takes some doing...I love practising powers of observation! Really all I'm able to get is shape and value!
To ignite my creative painting process, which seems to be really slow at the moment, I decided to do a flower painting study, using an another online video workshop by Hedi Moran
. Here are a couple steps in my process:
I started with a black ground and blocked in the big dark shapes.
Things are beginning to take shape...
My "finished" attempt. I will likely go back and rework some of this, but it was fun to do!
And this is my own flower still life sitting on my easel right now! The sparse flowers in the vase are really only there for colour and shape reference. In painting flowers I've learned that the set up can be tricky, flowers DON'T last and working quick is the key...luckily these flowers are in bloom in my front flower bed...