Sunday, May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
We climbed up out of the valley and stood on a little overlook that is above a small pasture where a young milk cow is pastured.
Across the garden we could see the apiary, where bee hives are kept behind a fence that is surrounded by an electric fence to keep bears out.
And at the bottom right is a single stem of the hay that is currently rolled up in the big white rolls.
Back at home Jesse slept away the afternoon in his own pool of sunlight. And on the right is my African bug hat with its insect-chasing pom-poms.
Friday, May 22, 2015
This first drawing is just a mapping out of a future drawing. I like the way the page looks though.
Our first long stop was at the chicken house in the garden, where some hens were pecking around in the straw in front of the house. A little further along the trail we came to this lovely barn/shed building with what I think are some sort of aeration devices on the roof.
My favorite scene of the day: haying in the back field. The little barn is a hay barn, and the hay rolls were in the field after being rolled by a machine and awaiting being rolled with white plastic.
This is Neenah's sketch of the same field that I planned out. It was a very detailed and complex drawing and we didn't want to spend too much of our limited time on it. But there's enough information on it to finish it later.
Neenah's rendering of the chicken house and the low barn with the cupolas, not completely finished but with sufficient visual notes to complete them in a few minutes.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
My friend and student N wanted to learn how to draw a map of a walk today. We were downtown, and she doesn't live here, so all she saw was a confusion of streets that shift and spin, change names mid-stream, and end abruptly. We wanted to go to a dress shop to sketch some things in the window and to the Ethiopian restaurant to which she wanted to go eat tonight. The map starts at the top left above, goes straight down the page, then back up to the top at the number 1, ending at number 2.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
N. and I went down to the old archaeological site area for class this morning and painted in the shade of the sawmill until half-past noon. On the way down there we heard and then saw a red-winged blackbird on a post. It seemed to be a young one not quite adept at flying as it sat for a long enough
time to be drawn.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Here's Jesse, caught coming out of a great roll. It looks like he's grabbing a look at himself. Two minutes drawing.
On the left is another quick drawing, this one of the metal crane in the waiting room at the acupuncture clinic. Later this morning my student from Santa Fe arrived at my house to begin our intensive drawing and watercolor workshop. She came bearing wonderful gifts from the west: fetishes! On the right is a painting I did as a demo for her using her own fetish as a model.