Saturday, October 7, 2017

2017 QuickDraw

A QuickDraw is a timed event.  From start to finish it's just two hours to make magic happen on site.  The thing I had not practiced for was the shoppers totally, completely blocking my view as I worked.  I normally have a planned approach to my drawings but today I had to draw in pieces, back and forth, all over the place.  Factor in the event folks did a good job letting folks know art was happening in the farmers market so not only was my view obscured, I was constantly interrupted.  Oh goodness.  I kept telling myself to go faster, faster, faster.  The clock was relentless.  Time ran out while my work was still in the mid-tone mumble stage but I will say I did better than my first time in the quick draw a couple years ago.  I have some ideas for improvement for the next time. I'm looking forward to it.  

Pen and ink and watercolor.  

Friday, October 6, 2017

Tea Time

I'm practicing to draw faster so I have more time to paint for a Quick Draw event coming up this weekend.  It's a timed event so it's important to get the gist of the scene down quick.  There's two hours to work my magic... two hours really flies by.

The aprons for sale at Tea Time in St. Helens, OR.  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017