|Self Portrait Oil on Board 10 X1 4"|
My weekend was filled up with an illustration assignment, (I will post after it is printed), and helping my son with a summer homework assignment. He had to make a movie poster as part of a book report for a book he read, (Inkheart). I had taken a couple of days off ahead of the Labor Day weekend and after finishing the illustration, helping my son and doing a self-portrait I only had one more day left to paint before I head back to work.
I wanted to paint but I was at a lost as to what I wanted to work on. There are things I want to do but it would require more than one day to do it so I would rather wait till the weekend to start on a long project. Working from Friday evening till Sunday evening would allow me to get well enough into the work so when I come home during the week starting where I left off would be automatic- I would have already been thinking and plotting about what to do next all day long.
Still, I needed to do something with my day. I spent the day warming up, that is doing a bunch of sketches hoping it would lead to something. First I did a sketch page straight from imagination, just having fun and not taking myself seriously. I had a lot of fun doing those sketches.
On the left is my "fun sketch" which is really just a page of doodles from my imagination.
Then I grabbed a couple of photos I took and began to sketch something I eventually want to do a watercolor of. Both were photos I took by Battery Park a short while ago.
I really wanted to make a painting of the sketch on the right and will probably do so this coming week. It will be one of those things that keep my hand moving while I wait for the weekend to start more ambitious projects.
I did the drawing on the right because I wanted to try out my brush pen.