Sunday, March 27, 2011

Last from a photo? maybe

From a photo I took in Hyeres, France.. I have been drawing lots from my photos because I love the subject matter and it is cold outside here in winter, however, I agree that it is the translating from 3D to 2D that puts the artist into the artwork. Also I greatly admire Urban Sketchers whose drawings are from life. So no more from photos. At least I am going to give it a whirl. Why is the phrase "like anyone cares" running through my head. Don't answer. I care.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Port Moody bench

A bench on Clarke street in Port Moody BC

Friday, March 18, 2011

Coffee shop

At least it's not from a photo. In a coffee shop at Austin Station, Coquitlam BC. A really animated conversation about husbands. Of course I did not eavesdrop, oh no! They were looking right at me and didn't know or care that I was drawing. Good weather coming so outdoor drawing ahead, can't wait.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hyeres, France

A fancypants building in Hyeres. Another  Usk no-no from my photo. I must reform my ways.

Parliament, London

Also from a photo I took.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


From a photo I took in France. Drawing from a photo is an Urban Sketch no-no but I have not posted anything here for a while and don't want my visitors to quit coming for lack of something new. Good weatheris on the way so we can draw outside in comfort soon.