Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Taking a workshop for a week throws off my schedule. Consequently, the following week seems to be filled with mundane but necessary tasks that were neglected the week before. It seems I'm not getting much art work done this week but my dreams are filled with ideas I am anxious to get to. In the meantime, I try to do some drawing each day. Here is one I did last night. I made about 5 or 6 drawings in my sketchbook and this is the best of the lot.

I did start a large charcoal drawing on YUPO today. I hope to finish it tomorrow. My idea is to do a detailed charcoal sketch then start glazing color over it with Dr. Martin's liquid watercolor mixed with acrylic glazing medium. We'll see how this idea turns out. I am wanting to experiment with charcoal combined with other media.


adebanji said...

I love the spirit, flow, freedom and expressive quality of this simple sketch-This is why I love sketching! Great piece!

Kathy said...

Beautiful gestural work, Myrna. Reminds me of some of Rembrandt's sketches.

Myrna said...

Adebanji, thanks for the generous comments. I was excited to see you are part of the Urban Sketchers! One of my very favorite blogs. I enjoyed seeing your sketches and paintings of people.

Kathy, being compared to Rembrandt in any capacity, is humbling. Thank you for the compliment.

Ginny Stiles said...

Yes, just as Kathy began to stir a familiarity but not until she mentioned Rembrandt. What kind of pen do you use for a sketch like this. Also have you had a chance to view Donna Zagotta's new video? I wanted to ask you something about it. You could answer me about that at

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