Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bruges rooster

This is a Tombo pen drawing of the ceramic rooster that started my collection of rounded animals. I bought this in Bruges during my first trip to Europe. They were made by a Flemish artist, Catherine Hunter: . I love their lively attitudes. I've since seen them for sale in the U.S..

New Mexico Folk Art Rooster

This is the lower portion of the wooden folk-art rooster that I picked up many years ago in New York City.  I wanted to draw it larger, so the straw tail and wooden comb are not on the page

New Mexico Folk Art Bird

I enjoyed sketcheing the folk art bird that I brought back from Abiquiu in 2009.  It display it with a larger rooster that I had picked up at the New York Folk Art museum over a decade ago.
I think I'll leave these two--sketched in pencil, then in ink, and the countour version unpainted, except I'll add a subtle cast shadow.  Since I paint these in the evenings, the shadow is not too strong.

Succulent Rosette

I've been so busy admiring other people's lovely artwork, that I have neglected to post my own since last May :-( .  I'll remedy that starting with this picture.  For the month of August, while there is a lull in some other activities, I've decided to draw something everyday.  Most evenings, I've sat on the patio, sipping something cool and sketching--heavenly!