Orange Studies

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.

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San Fran Skyline 3

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.

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The Naked Truth

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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Mercury Still Retrograde

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…

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