"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, January 3, 2011


I only had time today for some sketching  - a very quick ball point pen sketch of Emily Carr, Canadian artist, and a quick soft pencil sketch of George Bernard Shaw. I used old newprint paper that already had other pencil drawings and scribbles on it - you can see some of the those lines. The pen sketch was a warm up of about 10 minutes then I switched over to pencil. My frustration with the George Bernard Shaw sketch is that I could not find an eraser which I would have used to soften some edges and put in some highlights. I searched my entire studio and could not find an eraser! Imagine that!

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