Stayed home tonight to sketch some drawings based on photos from Montevideo. Drew rapidamente in ink sin lapiz. Scared each time I started one, afraid I couldn’t do it. Did it anyway. Never quite what I expected, but always surprising in their own unique way.
Spent some time with my son up at the park in Diamond Heights, both of us with pencils and paper.
Now home in San Francisco, stopped by Ocean Beach before fetching my son from camp. Saw this woman relaxing on the strand, drew her sin ropa.
Just returned from a couple semanas in Montevideo, where I had a fabuloso time and managed to squeeze in a little sketching each dia. Here are some images that caught my ojo.
Another house I started to sketch while waiting for my son to get out of school. Did a few pencil studies over a couple days, plus a couple in ink. Each time, got a better feel and understanding of the facade’s design. So much to learn by just paying close attention.
God bless this hand and its source of surprise…
Bought a small, hardback notebook with rainbow-colored page sections. Fine Japanese paper for only $1.50. Perfect for fast practice from photos to get past my fear of drawing figures.
Went to my first live-model session. Started off with crayons on scratch copy paper. Then drew with colored pencils and pastels on construction paper. Finished up with pen & ink and watercolor. The model was great and stood zen still for three hours. The other artists were warm and kind, the light in the room so generous and gentle.
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My left hand humbled
my muted ukulele
hums a quiet tune
On such a beautiful afternoon, there’s no better way to begin the month than chillin’ in the sunshine of my tiny San Fran yard. Just look at that urban view…
Earlier this month, took my son to see LaLaLand, then tried to play “City of Stars” on the ukulele. That’s when tendons in my carpal tunnel snapped. Makes it hard to hold a fork, so I used my fingers to hold the chicken while I cut it up this morning for the dog’s breakfast. That’s when I stabbed my finger. Mercury turns direct on May 4. I’d cross my fingers but, well…