Sketching and painting for me is
It is why I love to take part in Sketch Tuesday.
Barb of Harmony Art Mom offers a simple weekly topic or theme, and then puts together a slideshow of all the emailed sketches.
No competition, no comments, no evaluation, so, no threat.
Yet, just viewing the slideshow of the participant’s sketches is an inspiration. I listen to my children’s observations and how they are inspired to work at improving their art.
This weekend my youngest daughter and I happily sketched and painted this for this week’s Sketch Tuesday ~
Have you joined Sketch Tuesday? What have your children (and yourself) enjoyed most about it? Please share in the comments.
This week’s assignment was ~
Draw something with a logo
Almost anything we buy has a logo on it!
I looked around and chose book publishers’ logos:
Miss K12 sketched clothes and a well-known fashion shop:
And Miss. L9 sketched her T-shirt with its famous logo:
See you at Barb‘s Sketch Tuesday slideshow this week!
I love Georgia O’Keeffe’s art!
She paints things BIG.
It can’t fit the canvas.
Looks like abstract art.
Sketch Tuesday has been a very easy way to learn about new artists or styles and try them out. Remember our Georgia O’Keeffe’s flowers and Danny Gregory’s USA sketches?
With this week’s theme “Sketch Something You Put In A Stew”, my kids were not inspired.
“I don’t want to draw food,” my middle-schooler told me.
But my brain was tickled.
I was inspired.
I took the veggies, a chopping board and knife and sliced things in different ways. We noticed patterns of seeds, swirls, centres, colours, rings, radial lines … not just food. (Although we did start nibbling on some carrots and green beans.)
Then we looked at Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and marveled how she made macro studies of her objects. I found this fantastic Power Point presentation of her works.
We all started to sketch. My 12-year-old did a baby gem squash in soft pencils and did a marvellous sketch.
My 9-year-old and I took waterproof ink and nib pens to draw ours and painted over the sketch.
Lovely inspired art.
You can still join Barb‘s Sketch Tuesday this week as she will only post the sketches for next week!
What an interesting topic!
What comes to mind?
Granny or Oupa?
Here’s what we sketched:
A Cat Has Nine Lives! by Miss. K12
Crocodiles Live Long by Miss. L9
Trees Live Long by Nadene
See you at Barb’s Harmony Arts Mom slideshow!
This week Barb at Harmony Art Mom asked us to ~
Sketch Something You Use to Measure
And here’s our art ~
by Miss. L9
by Miss. K12
Happy sketching and see you at the slide show!
Barb and Sketch Tuesday are back!
Here’s what we posted for
Something That Glows
by Miss. K11
Made in USA
Miss. L9's hamburger & Coke
Miss. K11's Revlon lipstick and nail varnish & sunglasses
My "Danny Gregory inspired" USA images
Barb posted an inspiring Danny Gregory video a week or so ago. We all checked it out and his work is about simple everyday stuff and his technique is stunning.
I was immediately inspired and took out our nib pens and ink and started sketching. Despite our ink NOT being waterproof, I painted with water colours and I was very happy with the results. The sort of smudged and messy look is something I rarely do, but I liked the freedom!
Sketch Tuesday has been a very easy way to learn about new artists or styles and try them out. I remember falling in love with Georgia O’Keeffe’s art.
So go ahead this week and use the suggested Sketch Tuesday topic and try a new medium, imitate a new artist or try a new style.
What do you think of when I say the word
Living on a farm, I can think of lots of brown …
deep, dark brown compost
pooh … cow pooh, sheep pooh …
our beautiful brown Jersey cows with their caramel brown calves…
brown ploughed lands ready for Spring plantings
But we all spontaneously thought of yummy brown things …
layered chocolate cake
chocolate sauce pouring over cakes
hot chocolate drinks with cream …
And here are our sketches:
Miss. L9's delicious brown goodies!
Miss. K11's beautiful dipping chocolate hearts
My dream chocolate treats
We can’t wait for the official Sketch Tuesday to start 6th September!
Here are our colourful paintings of telephones for our own Sketch Tuesday themes …
Telephones by Miss. L9
Telephone by Miss. K11
Telephones by Nadene
We’re going on with random topics until Sketch Tuesday opens again in September …
Why don’t you join us! Just do a simple weekly assignment or theme and have fun!
We’re back to school after our July winter break. My kids loved their free days around the farm and time for creative beading, reading, baking, sewing and crafting.
One of the few constants in our home is art and crafts. We sketched right through the school holidays. My kids just love Sketch Tuesday themes – they’re simple, yet creative ideas.
Although Sketch Tuesday is officially closed till September, I penciled in some Sketch Tuesday themes from Barb’ past slide shows on our calendar and we sketched each week.
Even some friends and visitors joined in.
Here are some of our sketches for our July slide show:
Are you still sketching?