Day 30

This drawing is from a day out at Ochs Orchard in Warwick, NY.  My kids collected tons of apples and drank apple cider. Taking time to paint and draw out doors is just so peaceful. It allows you to appreciate the uniqueness of the world we live in, especially for us city folks. The fun challenge of drawing nature is […]

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Day 24

Our vegetable garden, unfortunately, did not happen this year. However, we do have a bed of flowers and plants that line our backyard fence. Most of our flowers have already come and gone this year, but their green leaves are still there. I’ve always been attracted to subjects that are in many tones of the […]

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Day 22

On Monday nights, my family and I head over to the Tracy Towers’ community room to learn and practice Vee Jitsu 75, a martial arts form composed of Tae Kwon Do and a mixture of various self defense fighting styles.   At the end of each class, Shihan encourages everyone to write and/or draw the movements they have learned.  These drawings capture our Shihan demonstrating an […]

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Day 17

These drawings took place in three different locations. The first top three were drawings I made of students while they were working on their projects: quiet, but intense. The next three drawings were made at Whole Foods upstairs. The two men were looking at computers and the couple were very involved with each other; united, […]

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Day 16

For this colorful exercise, I made a vignette drawing of a beautiful display of flowers. I couldn’t think of anything more colorful than blooming summer flowers. I loved pairing and mixing colors. Art by Despina Georgiadis. Exercise in Book: Carousel Painting/Drawing, p 49/50     To celebrate the launch of Veronica Lawlor’s A Drawing A […]

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Day 15

Sketchbook Skool - Eddie Peña Day 15

My local fruits and vegetables stand has the most vibrant produce by the entrance. The peppers caught my eye, so I stopped to draw them. Then, I began to get the oddest looks from customers. They were unsure about why I was drawing peppers. Maybe some people thought there was something wrong with the peppers. That made me […]

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