Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday is FunDay

Fry spent all day yesterday at home, and we figured it was the least we could do to take him for a run today. So we hit the mountain bike trail with him, and he had a blast! He was running faster than I've seen him go in a long time, chasing squirrels, leaping into the creeks and just having a big time. But since we took our time on the ride to let Fry play to his heart's content, I didn't get back home in time to go paint outside this evening at the Six Sundays Concert, so painted in the studio today. This time, I decided to practice painting some manmade structures, working from a reference photo we had taken at Joyner Park the other week that really appealed to me.
©2014 Tammy Kaufman - Joyner Farm - soft pastels on Uart 500 sanded paper 12" x 18"
With, of course, all work being done under the watchful eye of Miss Venus, my arty-cat painting supervisor,
studio kitty
I first sketched out the composition I wanted with a charcoal pencil.
Charcoal thumbnail sketch ©2014 Tammy Kaufman
From this reference photo:
reference photo
I don't normally paint buildings and other such structures, but I want to grow as an artist, so what better time to try new things than now, right? And it was surprisingly more fun than I thought it would be. :-)

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