On Tuesday, my youngest art class worked on one point perspective. I taught them the basics and showed several examples. We drew several simple items first, including the highway that vanishes off into the horizon with a fence and telephone poles and maybe a house if the student was feeling industrious. Then I brought out a picture with one point perspective for my students to copy. The plan was to incorporate all lessons on drawing from the past and the new lesson on perspective. I was pleasantly surprised that my students wanted to "finish" the drawing. It has been a while since I have done a complete drawing. The blurb in the upper left corner is where I used this paper to test a color - before I realized that I might actually like the drawing. Most drawing that I do is a quick gesture type drawing for a painting. I don’t do a lot of detail drawing with shading and such. It was kind of fun, and I thought I would show you how it turned out.
Yesterday the Painted Ladies came to my house, which meant major house cleaning and lunch preparations. I finished this painting (kind of loose and wild), which I had started last week. I did a quick portrait in my new journal on the funky paper – trying to keep it simple so that the paper would not come apart. Still, I was finished all paintings long before the others, but conversation was good.
Today is also art, but I don’t know if anyone will show up. There are some ideas rolling around in my head – so I may do art whether anyone shows or not. It may be all about me today.