art collab 4.5.2016

For the past several weeks, I’ve been working on a collaborative piece with my son, Peter Imsland Evans. Working with someone else on an artwork has been a long-held wish for me, so I was delighted that my son agreed to this project! It’s drawn on medium-weight drawing paper, and media includes pencil, colored pencil,…

march intentions 3.7.2015

March is getting away from me already. My February intentions included the usual of daily drawing and exercising and twice a week yoga and bird-watching, plus finishing my reading of “The Artists Way.” I did it all! The Artists Way took a long time for me to finish. I was frustrated that it was more…

one hundred days 1.8.2015

This week gets an extra post because today I’ve completed one hundred days of drawing! One change I’ve noticed is that it’s easier for me to put pencil to paper. I remember back in October, I needed drawing prompts. I needed to be told what to draw. Otherwise I’d stare blankly at the paper with…

drawing daily 12.8.2014

I started drawing daily on October first of this year, so it’s been almost 70 days of daily drawings. A few I’m not happy with at all, and feel momentarily a bit irritated that I spent time on a drawing that looks like crap. But I take a breath, and remind myself that it doesn’t…

trees in snow 11.24.2014

The first early winter measurable amount of snow is falling in my little part of the world this evening, with a forecasted total amount of up to 5 inches. This afternoon I sketched this drawing from a photograph I took several years ago, on one of hundreds of hikes I’ve taken through the woods, of…

shape and shadow 11.18.2014

I’m still sketching every day. Or drawing. Or coloring. At any rate, I’m adding lines and color to paper every day. I’ve started a painting developed from one of my drawings. I use acrylic paint. Perhaps one day I’ll try out oil, but for now I am staying in my comfort zone of acrylic. I…

color 11.11.2014

Starting to play with color. Colored pencils are frustrating – I can’t get the color intensity I’d like, plus it’s often difficult to get a sharpness to a line. But they are good to play around with briefly after a pencil sketch, just to get an idea of how color would work. I’m pushing myself…

october review 10.30.2014

I’m darn pleased with my October. My intentions for this month were: 1. Draw every day. Although I didn’t spend a whole lot of time drawing, I did practice the act of drawing every day, and feel more comfortable putting pencil to paper after a month of drawing. And I’m feeling a bit excited to…

lines 10.22.14

I’m not too happy with any of my drawings from the past week. So I’ll post the drawing I think is the most interesting. The drawing prompt was “negative space.” After I drew the leaves of one of my houseplants, I outlined the negative space and then added lines to those outlined areas. Although I…

drawing brings focus 10.16.14

I’ve been drawing every day, and am feeling more comfortable moving the pencil around on the paper. This 31 Days of Playful Drawing has been a really good simple drawing practice for me and I plan to keep it up once the group activity ends at the end of the month. This month I am…