Friday, October 30, 2015
Some post work sketching at the Bloor Gladstone Library.
I have a pattern of sketching in public, especially when I sketch people. It starts with trying to be inconspicuous and as the drawing progresses, the quick peek turns into a longer look, without trying to be inconspicuous... Then when I'm really in the groove, it's a full on, open stare.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Coffee at Tim Hortons. When I did this sketch of a homeless man, I felt quite conflicted. Normally, it's drawings of other customers. But he was not one, and he chose to take a nap at the table across from me. It felt like Iw as taking advantage of him.
Visiting my sister and her family in Milton. Her husband is a gamer and when he's on his laptop, he makes for a perfect model.
I returned to the Bloor Gladstone Library to do some sketching.It's getting cooler outside, so you'll be seeing more of these library sketches in the future.
Monday, October 05, 2015
Some random people I drew on my way to the airport.
I have been working off and on on this piece for the last half year. Working on this piece has raised a lot of issue s for me. First do I want my paintings to be so tight? If not how do I break away from my natural tendency to paint exactly what I see from my photo references? So, the happy accident of the smudge in a sense liberated me a bit. I chose to smudge the entire painting. It might not seem through the image that I smudged it at all but it was a big, terrifying step for me to even do what I did.
I think I'm onto something new. Or maybe not. Stay tuned for the next step.