Here is a mixed media piece I made this month of my high school art teacher circa 1988. Below is the original pen and ink drawing I based it off of. I’m submitting them both to an All School Alumni-Student Art Show happening in early August. This teacher is still there! Do you think he’ll be surprised?
I love being in the beauty of nature and visiting state and national parks. In June I visited Joshua Tree and the Grand Canyon National Parks which were both breathtaking. I sat at the rim of the canyon and sketched a rough pencil sketch of the canyon. On my return home I colored and painted it and did one of Joshua Tree National Park as well. (see below)
Two years prior I had visited the Grand Tetons. I did this painting in a different style but I still like how it came out.
The one on the left I simply drew my paintbrush then later I felt the painting needed more so I added the paint on the top of the page which helps finalize the piece.
The piece below was the way the watercolor tray and pen were situated on the table in front of me when I was pondering once again what to draw.
What to draw? Start with what is sitting right in front of you.