Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sketchbooks: Pencil and Watercolor

Pencil sketch looking west heading south from Logan

North end of Franklin, Idaho

Farm along Mink Creek (Water color)

From the Sketch Books

Trees at Versailles  (colored pencil on paper)

Geneva Junction (W.C. Pencils on paper)
A couple of small sketches - tree lined lane in early spring and a slightly wilder scene where the elements aren't quite so gentile- Geneva Junction on a cold January day.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Escher "Enspirations"

"Sultches & Hipdles"  Colored Pencil on paper

Or we could title it When Sultans, Hippies, Candles and Witches Collide.  We studied Escher's work in the high school this fall.  The first assignment was to create a work of our own using his tessellation methods.  It's great fun to make a pattern by cutting two sides of a spare or polygon then sliding or rotating or reversing then sliding, etc. to the other side.   Lots of sites to give more instructions if you're interested.  I left one pattern blank to show the shape before we filled it in.

The kids have some great ones on the way.  (Unfortunately some of the social butterflies will be coloring their precious fingers to the bone this weekend to meet deadline). 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Graineries near Logan

Set of Three,   W.C. on Cold Press

Revisiting Black's Fork

Sunny Meadow on Black's Fork  w.c. on cold press

Sunday, May 19, 2013

More of the Non-Representational

24" X 36"  This one reminds me of the dot candy or fizzy bubbles.

24"x 30"  Updated version of the blue, white and orange.
Not quite sure where this falls on the artistic development curve, but it is sure fun and relaxing - I could spend hours at it - color, shape and texture (for the HS Students wondering about my elements) and for the principles - how about pattern, movement and unity? 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

From the sketchbook -

We took the "road less traveled" last weekend.  Marvelous scenery and buildings you just don't see anymore.  That area is one of the better kept secrets in the region; full of dairy farms, big barns, and enticing snippets of family history. 
Update:   Below is what we thought was the Ovid school, but I researched a little and found it was the church - dedicated about 1896.  The steeple has been pared down to the shape we saw this weekend - but it had been tall with a bell tower type look at the beginning.
Ovid, Idaho Church, (graphite over a watercolor wash)

Mink Creek School, (colored pencil over watercolor wash)