Saturday, January 7, 2012


Sketchbook Painting Picnic Shelter at Waterfront Park in San Mateo
Reference Photo Picnic Shelter at Waterfront Park in San Mateo

Detail of Picnic Shelter

Domed climbing apparatus at park

I was able to go out again today and take my 2 mile walk then sit in the park and sketch and paint.  Someone was sitting on the bench where I had started my drawing yesterday, so I started over in a different location.  Here is my little painted drawing which took about an hour.    As I assessed it, I realized that doing these little paintings will accomplish two things. 
1. is getting past feeling that a good finished result is important and 
2.  I can only get better!
As you can see, it was a gorgeous day and I was able to get fresh air and exercise plus spend an enjoy hour having fun doing what I love to do.  I don't need an excellent piece of artwork to make the afternoon valuable.  
I find the latticed cover to the picnic area an fabulous architectural creation and the climbing apparatus in the shape of a geodesic dome an exciting piece of play equipment but a huge challenge to draw. Perhaps tomorrow I shall return and try again.  


Anonymous said...

Hi Myrna, This is such a good idea and a fun sketchbook painting! That is quite the lattice! What kind of sketchbook did you use, just out of curiosity?

Anonymous said...

Your day sounds terrific, Myrna! I so love sketchbook pages and wonder why my own never look as good, or even near as good, as everyone elses. I guess lack of patience on my part. Sigh...

laura said...

Getting over attachment to results must be one of, if not the (at least for me), major hurdles to doing more art. And it's a real catch 22 too!
Thank you for the inspiration!

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