Monday, May 7, 2012

Sketching While Out and About

I've been working on some very detailed painting projects lately, which I'll share with you soon, but it's gotten me in the mood to do something looser and quicker. So, this morning when I had to drop my van off at the Chrysler dealer for yet another recall repair, I brought my sketchbook along for the ride. My husband picked me up, so I wouldn't have to hang around the waiting room, and we did errands until the van was done.

9" x 12", watercolor & ink

9" x 12", watercolor & ink

By the time the van was finished, I'd filled two pages in my sketchbook with line drawings. Each of them only took a few minutes, and it sure did help to pass the time.

I made one last stop at the car wash, then headed home to splash some color onto my sketches. What could have been a dreary morning of trying to tune out the sports channel on the waiting room television, turned into a fun sketching session. The paintings may be rough, crooked, and inaccurate, but, gee, I had fun! This is what everyday art is all about.

3 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous, quirky and lively sketches! I so admire that you make the most of any trip out! :0)

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  2. Such a lovely collection of sketches! The colors are brilliant too.. Love it so much.. Thanks for the link

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  3. Oh, you make this sound so easy! And the finished product looks sooo good. How fun!

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