As the weather continues to cool, I share a little oil sketch I began back when we were wearing tights and sweaters, of a child practicing her music while her mother finishes up the last of the dishes.
The pantry is stocked, the dog is waiting for a pat on the head, and the cat is getting paw prints on the laundry. No relation to my life whatsoever. :)
What are paintings made of? Recently I collected some of the sketches I made while sitting in my daughter's violin lesson over the past two years. A few of these are scribble drawings, gestures. I also drew my dog Skip, who wouldn't model for me well, and because he liked to change his position often, I had to be fast. On gesture drawing, Kimon Nicolaïdes, in The Natural Way to Draw, writes,