Friday, May 8, 2009

SKETCHES FROM SPAIN PHOTOS






The SF Bay area is very spread out and the last few days found me driving all over the place. Today I sat again at the Gallery Concord. That is a 100 mile round trip drive for me. I really don't mind the distance as I listen to books on tape while I drive. Sitting for 5 hours at the Gallery can get pretty boring unless I take some work with me. It is a wonderful space and a terrific old building. Unfortunately, there is no incidental foot traffic in this neighborhood, so we don't get a lot of visitors.

Today I decided to take my computer and draw from the 1500 photos I took in Spain. I started a new sketchbook and I am going to devote the entire book to images from Spain. I don't know why I didn't think of this idea before. Most of the photos never get used. This is a way to get lots of drawing mileage and see which images can work their way into a painting or two. Here is today's efforts. They were all done with a mechanical pencil, probably 2B lead on white paper. I have no idea where the colors are coming from in the photos.

3 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Mryna; These drawings are wonderful to study; great gestures! I'm glad you post your drawings.

Nancy Standlee said...

Hello, Myrna, I think that is a great idea to draw from "computer photos" and devote a sketch book to those images. Thanks, ns

RHCarpenter said...

Great idea - great way to take up some time that would just be spent sitting. My faves are the top 2!

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