We moved from Wisconsin about ten years ago. As the saying goes "you can take the girl out of Wisconsin, but...".
I have always loved barns, and there was one particular barn by our home that intrigued me. It was situated so perfectly to catch the sun and reflect the seasons. I took so many pictures of it.
Years ago, I wrote a blog post about photographing the barn with many of the photos shown. If you want to see it, just go here.
The barn became my muse for a series in which I could stretch my wings with acrylic paints. I have used oil paints in the past, and so love the smooth sensual glide of the paint. The smells take me right back to the days of academia and smoke-filled (olden days, huh!) studios. But times, conditions and things change, so now I want to use acrylics instead. The problem has always been a fast-drying palette. But armed with a new "stay-wet" palette, I have rallied on.
Then they were done. Practiced ground. Practiced skies. Practiced shading. All and all a fruitful and fun adventure.
Drawing is a release, a lesson, and an exercise for both the eye and the hand. I try to do as much as I can. I love drawing people. I like the wide variety of shapes and sizes of one particular subject. I like how it involves my observation as well as my hand..
To see my 100 day drawing marathon