The End of the Season?

The Last Page in this Sketchbook
A break from cloud painting
This sketchbook started out with a sketch from friend Karen's front porch.  This last sketch was painted a few evenings ago in her garden.

Now the dilemma  - I have two sketchbooks made up and ready to go.  Which one do I pick up next?

I class today we painted sunflowers.  What we were really working on was the composition  -  not doing the whole vase of flowers, but working out small thumbnail sketches using a viewfinder, and then doing a small painting.   The class came up with some beautiful color mixes for the brown centers.  It is hard to just "let go" and let the paint mix itself, but the results are always more interesting than mixing on the palette.

Tomorrow's class will be doing the same thing, and I will post my demo.

Are you walking around with your sketchbooks, picking up on some of the late summer colors?


Carol C said...

What a beautiful closing page for your sketchbook! I love the two paintings you posted before that, too. Some day maybe I'll be able to take a class from you.....until then I'll just keep haunting your blog!

Carol Blackburn said...

Beautiful Catherine. Look forward to seeing the next sketchbook progress. You might need to do the "eenie meenie minie mo" routine to choose the next one.

Marj said...

Lovely, Catherine. Hope I can paint something that great for the 1st page in my new Sketchbook--after the bookbinding class :-)

Catherine said...

Thank you all for your nice comments!