Saturday, April 26, 2014

Friday Sketches

I have not been sketching much last week,

but I have been creating alot of art. I still feel it's scary to sketch using a black pen only. To know it's impossible to erase does in some ways scare me. But, to my surprise I actually did paint the trees without any sketch at all.

At some point it dawned on me that I have to know the "soul" of the things I paint. What differs them from others. A tree isn't just a tree, but I'll have to learn how to express the differences between them. This painting sketch is my first try to express diffrernt sorts of trees. If I'm going to learn the difference of each subject I make, I have plenty of work ahead.

My next sketch is an old tobacco box I was lucky enough to get from a good friend of mine. Her grand dad had the habit of collecting old things, and this one was given to me. I'm not sure, but I think it must be from the 1950's.

Here is the real one, I use it to hold some of my stamps. It's such a nice box, made out of cardstock and a paper band once glued around it to show it was unopened. It's one of those things that makes me happy, as a little everyday treasure. That's all I have to show this week.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed it.
I'll link this post to Friday Sketches.


  1. Love your trees and a great sketch of the tin :)Thanks for stopping by and welcoming me to PPF :)

  2. Your trees are excellent, and luckily there are always trees around us to study. As you say, we need to know the 'soul' of something in order to paint it well - that's a good way to express it. From childhood I have loved taking a few leaves and examining them to see how they differ from other trees, and the same with their flowers, or nuts or fruit. I admire your approach to this project.
    Your painting of the tobacco box is lovely, great colour, and it looks so good against the handwritten background.

  3. Your trees are beautiful. I always struggle with drawing and painting trees. You did an awesome job! Wendy

  4. Lovely, bright trees! And I love the cool tobacco box with the text!

  5. Such pretty trees, very lovely!

  6. This is so much you share this week. With regard to your notes I had some similar thoughts this week as you had. I also want to learn how to understand and paint the "soul" of things and I also thought this will be plenty of work ahead. It's nice to know that you are sharing similar thoughts :) And I like your everyday treasure as well!

  7. I have the same fear when I use a black permanent. But I continue with my imperfect marks. I tell myself that every stroke is a positive step forward. The sketch of the tobacco box is very sweet with the written memory. I like you approach of knowing the soul of the what you draw. It gives one pause to think about the souls of the many things we have around us.