Posts Tagged ‘tonal studies’

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: URBAN SKETCHING

October 24, 2014
THE ORCHESTRA. copyright 2014 ELLEN WARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

THE ORCHESTRA. copyright 2014 ELLEN WARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CSO: BACHTOBERFEST PRACTICE. copyright 2014 ELLEN WARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

CSO: BACHTOBERFEST PRACTICE. copyright 2014 ELLEN WARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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SHIRLEY DOES THE ROBOT

October 5, 2014
Shirley does the robot. © 2014 Ellen Ward. Do not reproduce reblog or pin.

Shirley does the robot. © 2014 Ellen Ward.All rights reserved. Do not reproduce reblog or pin.

 

 Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
WALT WHITMAN

STUDIES: TONAL APPROACHES 2

August 11, 2014
DOORWAY. © 2014 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. TOMBOW Pens in STILLMAN AND BIRN ALPHA journal.

DOORWAY. © 2014 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. DO NOT PIN: YOU WILL BE IN VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT. TOMBOW Pens in STILLMAN AND BIRN ALPHA journal.

I am interested right now in light appearing through rectangles.
Um…That’s about it.

 

STUDIES: LIFE DRAWING CLASS

August 2, 2014
FIGURE STUDY: 10 minutes, FLOWERGIRL. © 2014 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. Pitt markers on toned paper.

FIGURE STUDY: 10 minutes, FLOWERGIRL. © 2014 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. Pitt markers on toned paper.

Trying to make 10 minutes worth an hour.
The other sketches in my regular sketchbook are helping me to see simply. Or more simply, faster.

Knowing where to place a mark and the appropriate quality of that mark is a persistent challenge.

Looking at JOHN SINGER SARGENT’S WATERCOLORS and seeing a whole world of abstract possibility in a recognizable form…

STUDIES: TONAL APPROACHES

July 31, 2014
OUT THE WINDOW: TONAL STUDY. © 2014 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. TOMBOW MARKERS + Stillman and Birn ALPHA JOURNAL

OUT THE WINDOW: TONAL STUDY. © 2014 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. TOMBOW MARKERS + Stillman and Birn ALPHA JOURNAL

Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead
of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won’t know
what it is until I succeed in doing it.

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI
Studies. Studies. Studies.
Things happen when you are DOING THEM, and not just thinking about them.

WORKING THE DARK

July 27, 2014
THE DRINK, watercolor sketch. © 2014 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved.

THE DRINK, watercolor sketch. © 2014 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved.

The terrible thing about sunlight is it shows the dirt.
BRIGID BERLIN

MUDDY WATERS

July 27, 2014
BACK TO THE WAVE, watercolor sketch. © 2014 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved.

BACK TO THE WAVE, watercolor sketch. © 2014 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved.

We have deep depth.
YOGI BERRA

When in doubt: sketch.