Friday, March 2, 2012

Watercolor Lesson & Figure Drawing

Continuing with my lessons in Painting Realistic Water Colors by Dawn McLeod Heim, I finished project #4 which is the rose and wine glass. It was suggested that you prepare 15 different colors (I did 14). This was quite a stretch for me. Also, she does not tell you where each color is to be placed, but you are supposed to be advanced and can refer to the color photograph. Basically I'm moved out of my comfort zone. However, I did finish this piece and have started on the next lesson.


Today I went to my figure drawing session.This was a 25 minute drawing done with pastel pencil. As I sit down to draw, I wonder how "with it" I'll be each day. I was comfortable in my space and found that I was holding the pencil in a more relaxed way and I was observing negative spaces. Certainly room from improvement, but I only have 9,950 more drawings until I can accurately capture the image!!

11 comments:

Jane said...

I love both of these, Sandra . The wine looks very inviting, and not at all as if you are out of your comfort zone! And I love the light and shade on the back of the figure.

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

I think you placed all the colors just right. The deep color of the wine and the highlights look fantastic.

nanke's stuff said...

I'm playing catch-up as I've been MIA for quite some time. I really enjoyed going thru your blog once more and seeing all the amazing things you've been up to. This watercolor painting is lovely, and your pastel sketch is very well done! nancy

Jennifer Edwards said...

Terrific glass of wine, Sandra! And your figure drawing is spot on. I loved the zentangle card with its accompanying envelope...oooh, love it! And it was neat to see a pic of you and your sis.

MollyGirl said...

It doesn't look like you're out of your comfort zone at all. You've done an amazing job!!

ElasticUnicorn said...

Wow Sandra...A thought it was a photograph at first.
A beautiful painting - well done!
And your life drawing is superb!
Stew.
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Alex said...

that glass of wine really really looks realistic! it's jawdropping awesome! :) And I like that figure drawing too...I can never go to anything like that, my face would turn so red and glow like a beacon light

Cathy Holtom said...

Both are excellent, I think you achieved perfect colours and depth in the wine.

bettyfromtexas said...

These sketches are both just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jennifer Edwards said...

Oh Thank you Sandra for your order of my new Zine...I will have it out to you on Thursday! Thank you, thank you! -Jennifer

Shayna Bridge said...

This glass is AWESOME! Very attractive color palette and composition! I love it!

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