I admit it. I abandoned my trees. Well, kind of. I did take a break from the 18x24 trees last night working on two TOP SECRET watercolors (sounds so much more important when you put it in all caps)…and today, another day of somewhat tree-abandon. I moved my big ol’ sketch pad aside in favor of a nifty 12x12 sketchpad…10 sheets, how could I resist? And I am a sucker for a square format, but I digress. So I drew 10 quick trees, spent about an hour and a half. I also put down the Sharpie in favor of a black Faber Castell PITT artist Pen (didn’t do all caps for a special reason, that is just how it is written on the pen.) I love this pen. It really glides on the paper, almost felt like I was painting without the pesky re-wetting of the brush. Not sure what will become of these 12x12 trees…maybe some collage work. It was nice to take a break from my series for some quick drawings on a smaller scale.
Speaking of collage, the ‘Tree of Life’ is really coming along. The kids started to add their leftover pattern scraps (we can’t let a good pattern go to waste now can we?) and once we used all that up I started to fill in the extra space with some gold acrylic…I can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow when we start stamping it with modeling clay stamps and adding some sparkle. So sad that I am leaving the ‘Masters of Motif’ week one day early but…’California Waiting’…excuse me, now I have to go and listen to that song…
Ummmm….before I go…30 trees before we leave for the west coast?! I don’t know…might have to finish them when I get back…to be continued.
Artist and Art Teacher