Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Wisconsin Memorial Day

 hiking up to the restored prairie
 in the woodland

Wisconsin Spring

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pastel Fun

 My first attempt at using pastels.  This tree is on Century Drive in Middleton and was full bloom last week.  I prefer drawing outside so I walked over, plopped on the lawn and began to draw, smear, etc.  In the midst of my drawing, school must have let out because a group of five teenage girls sauntered by and while I was looking down, they ran to the tree and began climbing it.  I was at least 75 yards away so they probably didn't even notice me. Seeing teenage girls having such a good time made me smile.
 I got a little braver and after watching some internet videos on using pastels and  tried to copy the packaging that my canna lillies came in.  Proportions are not perfect, but I like the effect.
 Jesse wanted some anatomy related drawings to put on her office walls.  The first is untouched.  The second is altered.  I can't help it!!!  I love changing contrasts/colors.  Any of you in the medical field will know that the picture is not accurate.  Artists have free license to change/interpret anything!!  Leave a comment if you think you know what the drawing I copied was of.
You may wonder what started me in my use of pastels.  While looking for any art class that would fit into my convoluted schedule I came across an introductory pastel class on June 22 in WI and signed up.  Once I had the supplies I couldn't resist.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Beautiful Saturday

Festge Park, Dane Co, WI.