Thursday, April 26, 2007

2nd sketch en plein air

Here is another page of sketches I did at the plein air outing yesterday. this was my first page. First I worked on the skull, but I couldn't see the skull too well. I was too far away to see the details of the horns. I then worked on the topiary tree in graphite. Then came the vine that was on the overhead wooden arbor (?) and then the fountain. I couldn't get the fountain just right and couldn't see the little ceramic frog that was in the water with the rock. So I left him out.

I then decided to add some colored pencil to the topiary and the vine as we were going to be critiqued and all the others had done paintings.

One thing I wish I had done was go around more and see how everyone worked. I couldn't really see very many of the ladies but I could hear snippets of advice. Next time I will have to get closer to the other artists. That means I need to get a hat before the next outing. It will surely be hot by then.


Joan said...

These are good. I especially like the topiary. Nice job on that. How many people went on this trip? It's fun to walk around and see what everyone is doing, but then you find you run out of time to finish what you wanted to do. I'm enjoying viewing your blog.

"JeanneG" said...

About 12-15 people were on the outing with me. Since this was my first time, I didn't really know how long they would work and how things worked out. So I stayed put in my spot. Next time I will get up and browse and try to sit closer so I can listen. I now know that they stop and eat at noon so everyone was packed up by then. I'll be prepared next time.