Friday, October 17, 2008

Big draw day 17

I painted the watercolor background and drew some leaves I had collected on top of it. Micron pen and watercolors.

Same here. Background and then painted the flowers from imagination. Micron Pen and watercolors.

18 comments:

soulbrush said...

is your right hand the dom on or the non dom one? like the wild and freeness of these. thanks for your 'love' yesterday...

sukipoet said...

Non-dominant. I am left handed. Thanks soulbrush.

Kim said...

Suki, I love these a lot. This is a lot of fun, and you remind us again of a new way to explore what comes off the end of the brush. I love the colors you have chosen, and you see the images so clearly. And that right hand is really doing a great job!

How are your fingers feeling, Suki?

Thanks!

sukipoet said...

Thanks kim. Fingers start aching if i type too long at computer so am trying to take breaks. Thanks for asking.

Annie said...

Suki, these are my favorites so far, beautiful :-).

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

wow.. your getting good at the non dominate hand paintings and drawings. These are fun and dare I say.. summery? :)

Kai said...

Aloha Suki
that's an interesting way to demonstrate the colours of Autumn..
PEace, Kai

sukipoet said...

Annie thanks, you are so kind.

Cris, thanks for your comments. They hearten me. I guess I used summery colors for autumn, eh?

Kai, I know nothing abt watercolors so I just splash it on.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Suki, These are lovely, nice to put the watercolor down first. It is day 17...how is it going? I remember in a drawing class ,we had to draw 10 drawings a week and I remember mid semester complaining about it all. You did this drawing program last year...how does it compare with this year? Just curious.
Mary Ann

sukipoet said...

Mary Ann thanks for asking. Last year was agony. Sooooo very hard but part of that may have been that I had just moved up here to NH to be with my mom and my SIL who was dying, and left behind 30 years worth of friends etc. I was a basket case. At that time hardly anyone commented on my blog even though I'd had it for at least a year. I saw Elizabeth's big draw challenge and gave it a try and felt my drawings were just dreadful. Mostly I drew in pencil so I could erase. It was a struggle to do one every day, but I did most of the days. I met Andrea, Cris, Elizabeth, Bad Faery, Karen and Lynn (we were the only ones doing it that year). some of us have continued to keep daily track of each other after the big draw. And somehow after doing last years big draw I began to meet lots of other people in blogland and that means a lot to me.

This year I am more settled in my life and finding it much easier to keep this commitment. Although i admit to feeling sluggish recently. But to belie that i have been drawing quite a bit and enjoying it very much. since I have been using the book the Spirit of Drawing as a partial guide towards various drawing experiments that has seemed to help to with opening myself out to just...well...experimenting. I am seeing by experience the value of drawing (although I always thought so in my head). So it has been a good experience for sure. I'm not big on doing challenges, however this one just clicks with me. Probably a way longer answer than you were looking for!!!!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Hey this is a nice answer. My blog didnt take off until I did the Big Draw either. Elizabeth was the one who drew me out from Paris breakfast's blog. I am soooooo glad too. So the BD is special to me for that reason.
Glad your doing better this year. you had a hard road ahead with seeing SIL so ill and starting over so to speak.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

oh and Also special for making friends with all you mentioned too. :))

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

oops.. AND YOU TOO. cant for get you. :)

Karen Mowrey said...

I love those sunflowers. What an elegant picture!

Just curious and not trying to diagnose, but someone came in with a finger that swelled, pain, etc. out of no where. The doctor said it was probably gout which we do not think about in fingers that often. So we passed on a dietary tip that my friends husband has sworn by. Eat cherries! I think it can be any kind fresh or marachino, juice, etc. There is an enzyme in cheeries that dissolves uric acid and relieves the build up causing the pain. Google it. If it is not gout then you still had a tasty healthy treat!

marianne said...

lovely drawings, Your non dom hand drawings are getting better and you really have to tell ........
Lovely colors!

sukipoet said...

Cris, oh I didnt know that was what started your blog rolling too. Great huh? We have met so many wonderful friends.

Karen, I got a big laugh out of your comment. Thank you. Gout. Oh dear, I hope not. I associate gout with obese old men in Victorian novels. I had wondered if it might be arthritis though, as Mom and my brother both have that. In any event, any excuse to eat cherries is a good one! Thanks so much for your ideas. and for the comments on the sunflower.

thanks Marianne.

Karen Mowrey said...

Hee hee. I knew after I typed that and went off to work, I should have mentioned the patient was a women and on a low carb diet. Injury and cold can bring it on as well as several other non Victorian things. Maybe I should have just sent you chocolate covered cherries and seen if you mentioned it stopped hurting after that!

sukipoet said...

Actually its all very interesting, Karen and thanks for your stories. I think the original bruising and swelling was from straining the finger lifting those boxes however the aching that continues may be something else.