9/16/10

Apples

Apples Painted on Nideggen Paper in my Sketchbook
This has absolutely nothing to do with anything I am doing this week.  Whatever happened to my cloud project?  I haven't given up on it  -  just takin' a break.

These little apples have been hanging around my studio, begging to be painted.

There must be something about this time of year  -  most of  my students tend to get picky and detailed, even though they say that's not what they want. Maybe because  the season has changed, and we have come into a controlled environment, they are trying to be more controlling too  -  as if they should be doing a "better" job because there is no excuse of the distractions that we have painting outside.  Whatever.   I am trying to get everyone (myself included) to swoop through with a loaded brush and get those colors and shapes in with just a few swoops.  Then go back and shape things up with shadows and MAYBE some detail.

Rainy and dark here today!  A nice cozy day to paint with students/friends.  We are painting white objects today.

12 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Very nice, Catherine. Always love your sketchbook.

Claire M said...

Lovely page!
P.S. I just ordered your book and can't wait to receive it.

Catherine said...

Thanks Carol!

Claire - thank you! I hope you enjoy the book.

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest little thing I have ever seen.

Oma3 said...

I just "found" your blog and love it... I take a group out to do watercolor journaling 2 x a month. I am self taught. I love the looseness of your work and I will be learning a lot by following your blog.

Elizabeth

Catherine said...

Elizabeth - thanks for visiting. I was just over at your blog - love your journal pages!

Marj said...

Isn't is fun that we can connect with other's watercolor journal pages...I also enjoyed visiting Elizabeth's blog--and will be visiting again.
Catherine, that apple is so appealing--I must practice laying down down color like that!!!

Catherine said...

Anonymous thanks. That's what sketchbooks are for - to be cute :)

Marj - just swoop in there with a loaded brush.
And yes, it really is fun to meet fellow artists online!

Kathy said...

OK, now I'm kicking myself for not signing up for your September class. It looks like it was a great learning experience and fun. Kathy Kwierant

Catherine said...

Kathy - Whenever and whatever we paint, we always have a fun group of people.

plaid petunia said...

Cath, I have been here every day, but I don't post. Soooo, today I am saying I love this blog and it always brightens my day. You are my sunshine even it we don't have any here in MI.

Catherine said...

Plaid Petunia/Cathy - How nice! Thank you.