Friday, July 20, 2007

More Outdoor Sketches & Spirit Drawings

Last week, Martha and I spent a quiet, early morning at Meldrum Bar on the Willamette River rendering the river, rocky beach, wildflowers and birds.

Tuesday, we started a "Nature Journaling" class with Jude Siegel at the Multnomah Arts Center. The spirit drawings help connect the eye, heart and hand to draw the essence of a subject.

Use of dominant vs. nondominant hands makes a difference in the drawing. My left-handed drawings are much more free and loose.

Adding color makes the drawing come alive. I drew the tiger lily with my left, nondominant hand- larger and faster and like the results. Learning how to use watercolor paints is exciting. Oh, what summer fun!

1 comment:

Judy Wise said...

Oh, yum. I see a style developing. Love your sensitive line. These are beautiful, Paula. Keep going!