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Drawing Apples

One of the assignments in the online class I recently did with Lendon Noe (see yesterday’s post for more information about the online class I took) was drawing apples.

I drew this apple in my sketchbook yesterday:

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It felt really great to just DRAW without thinking about the outcome…

I used to do a lot of drawing in pencil when I was a child but then I let “other people’s opinions” stop me from doing what I loved.

This class helped me to ENJOY drawing again without thinking about the finished product.

One of our assignments was to draw apples – quickly – in any art medium – on a cheap pad of tracing paper.  It helped me to look at a REAL apple yet I think it REALly helped me to JUST DRAW…Without any thought of doing it RIGHT or WRONG!!

Below are my favorite apples I drew on tracing paper – some of the art mediums bled through to other pages which I think is kind of cool:

I hope my drawings encourage you to just DRAW and enjoy what you discover!

Cheers!  🙂

Autumn’s Display

My hubby and I closed our lake place this weekend as it is getting colder.  Autumn brings cooler temperatures in the Pacific Northwest where we call home.  Soon the snow will be falling…

Autumn’s Display of wild rose hips always dazzle me in the fall.  Especially on a sunny, blue-sky day:

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It is always sad to see the lake season end as we will miss our lake friends. We will also miss the lake and this stunning view:

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Yet, I look forward to more time in my art studio in Autumn.

The crisp, cool air of October is Apple Harvest time too!

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This week my art these will be focusing on APPLES… I hope you stop by for a bite or two…

On Monday, I will share my process for creating this art piece.  (I also discovered some ways to “fix” mistakes that may be of interest to you!)

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Do you have 4 seasons where you live?  What is your favorite time of year?

Cheers! 🙂

Fruitful Patterns

Remember the watercolor I posted on Tuesday of a pear and apple?

Well, I wasn’t totally thrilled with it… so I decided to experiment and add some color pencils to it.   Using my Prismacolor pencils, I added different colors in a basket weave pattern:

pear and apple with basket weave

I finished it by adding more patterns for the shadows of the fruit and squiggles (a very technical term, lol) to the bottom half of the painting:

completed pear and apple

I really like how this turned out!  What do you think?!  I’d love to hear from you!  🙂

Happy Experimenting!  :-)))

Fall Fruit

I decided to pick some fall fruit for a watercolor still life:

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So I chose a pear and an apple!

Here is the first layer of paint:

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The apple looks a bit like a tomato…

So I added more paint:

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Pretty frustrated with the apple… maybe I should take a bite out of it and be done with it!  LOL!

So I added some shadows and background and overworked my fruit a bit more:

completed fruit

Not my best work… but the pear was really good for dinner on a spinach salad!

Happy Painting or Eating!  :-)))