Cathy's Birdhouse

Bookbinding/Journal Workshop Demonstration
This birdhouse is in the garden of my bookbinding workshop partner, Cathy.  Someday I'll go through my sketchbooks to see how many times I have painted it over the years.  It makes a good subject for the journal painting part of our workshop.  It is a good example of how contour drawing (continuous line) can simplify a complicated subject, and how to paint colorful neutrals.

We had a fantastic group in our Monday-Tuesday workshop, and another group begins today.

We've been having so much fun with the grandkids! Things have been relatively calm  -  no more crashing through window panes.  Yesterday we took a tour through the new candy factory!  The kids are at the other grandparents for a few days.   I think I'll be okay with the quiet  -  I have to get ready for three new classes starting next week, and begin and finish a small painting.  All fun stuff, and if it weren't for deadlines, I'd probably never do a thing.  Well, maybe I would.


Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

I love your sketches.

Catherine said...

Thanks Gretchen!

Marj said...

I've painted those birdhouses a few times! Love them...She (Cathy) had an unusual one on her front porch last year--so I sketched it, the pot of flowers beside it and the porch rocker while I waited for my "limo driver" :-) to pick me up after Bookbinding Class.

Catherine said...

Marj - I remember that. You do make the best of waiting!