Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Little Bird

"Little Bird"_____10 x 7.5 pencil on watercolor paper____$50
A lesson in texture! This one is drawn on tetured watercolor paper, and the drawing itself is made with a textured stroke, sort of like cross hatching. It's also an example if leaving out some lines so that the viewer's eye can finish the drawing....This is always a good lesson for the young artists I worked with, who often think they have to OUTLINE everything...
Tomorrow I head off to Rockport, TX to teach ART TEACHERS. Art Educator Days is an annual event where I teach a couple different workshops to give ideas to other art teachers. Last year I taught a "Chicken Clinic". This year I am teaching "Seven Strokes", creating a painting with 7 strokes. And,"Pre-Mixing".. I wish I had called it somethng else, because it's about shapes of values and color...I will teach this lesson at a couple of workshops this year..please ask if you are interested!
Feb, 7... Rockport, TX (1 day, Drawing to Paint)
Feb. 21 ...Calvert, TX (1 day, Sunrise, Moonrise)
Mar. 7 ...Rockport, TX (1 day)
April 6 - 9 ...Granbury, TX (4 day - comprehensive, in-depth workshop in an elegant place, !!!)
Apr. 18... Rockport, TX (1 day)
April 27 - 30... Gadsden, ALABAMA (4 day - comprehensive)
May 30 ...DeSoto Art League, TX (1 day)
June 5-7... Fredericksburg, TX (Painting Fast - every day, and what to do with all those paintings!)
Fall New Orleans (with EATING in our off hours)

1 comment:

Diana Moses Botkin said...

This is a lovely drawing and an excellent example of leaving something to the imagination by not drawing in every little contour.