I was all set to start a new drawing this morning but ended up heading out to Sand Beach to work up the preliminary layer of a small oil painting, a study for a larger piece. Today I felt an overwhelming urge to put the brush and turpentine into play, putting the pencils aside for a while.
The weather has turned very blustery. It’s quiet out in the park these days, so I shall not complain too much about the weather.
I’ve begun hosting figure drawing sessions at my studio in Hull’s Cove.
I’ve started a new Sand Beach drawing. On cloudy days, the subdued colors and substantial mass of the granite play off beautifully against the water and sand. There are still quite a few visitors on the beach by late morning.
This is a shot of a small crow painting. I have recently vowed to never again work in such ridiculously small scale. My bad.I’m currently working on a crow piece that is closer to life-size and finding that the painting moves ahead at a much more agreeable pace.
After a year and a half of constant use in all weather, the crow cam developed a glitch. I called Wingscapes to see if there were any tips on clearing up the display problem. Although out of warranty, they promptly shipped a new one. Great product, great company, great service. http://www.wingscapes.com/birdcameras/audubon-birdcam
The seasons are changing. Recently, I’ve been out in Acadia drawing from a vantage point above Monument Cove.
Note: The image has been updated to reflect a bit more work, didn’t feel it merited a new post.