Friday, August 13, 2010

NEW SKETCH

I sat at the Gallery Concord today.  I decided to catch up on some reading and sketching.  This is actually graphite on white paper but the computer made it look so much more beautiful with these tones. Too bad it doesn't happen in real life .... wave a wand and the color changes !  I usually don't have any interest in drawing or painting "beautiful people" but this woman had the most amazing profile...almost no bridge to her nose.... with fascinating shapes and elegant lines.  She will be fun to stylize and exaggerate.

Monday I will be starting a beginning watercolor portrait workshop for the California Watercolor Society.  It will be held at Gallery Concord.  If you are in the neighborhood, stop in and check it out.  It will be a large group of 25.  I need to spend the weekend getting ready.  On Wednesday night, I will be doing the demo for the monthly meeting at Shadelands Art Center in Walnut Creek.  You can check the website for details of time and address.  www.californiawatercolor.org

7 comments:

Cynnie said...

Love the sketch...have fun at your workshop...if I lived close enough I´d take it that is for sure:)
Cynthia Schelzig

RHCarpenter said...

This is beautiful, as is! She does look regal...and I'll be looking for variations along the way as you work on this one. I've enjoyed your Brommer workshop photos and talk and thanks for sharing so much. I so wish I could come and take a workshop but California isn't in my plans this year...maybe next.

Cory said...

What a beautiful sketch, she has a great profile...can't wait to see what else you do with it.

Have a wonderful workshop, wish I were there.

Cory

Billie Crain said...

We share a common lack of interest in 'pretty people', Myrna. Great sketch. She's not beautiful by Hollywood standards but her face is fascinating and extremely striking. No wonder she caught your attention. I thought of Nefertiti when I saw this.

teri said...

Wow ... was this lady in front of you or out of your minds eye?

Jala Pfaff said...

LOVE this drawing!!

Susan Liles said...

Beautiful sketch of the lady! Wish I was in CA for your workshop, sounds great.

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