Sunday, June 12, 2011

My sketching class

Wild Iris

Working on my sketching while traveling in the trailer.  I couldn't make class last Saturday and Diane (instructor) made a video for those who can't come or live to far away.  The double spread page is the class project I did with a Lupine flower.  The single flower "Wild Iris" I did yesterday after finding it growing all over a big rock we climbed up yesterday to view the ocean in Brookings, OR.  I have lots of Iris at home, but had never seen these small Wild Iris - they are about 4" tall and grow very close to the ground with long slender leaves.  I like my Iris the best, as I got better contrast. I love the technique of stamping with leaves - really cool.  I am learning so much from Diane.

If you are interested in the video, it is available from Diane at under "workshops".

Also, check out for some awesome work by instructor and students.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


We have begun our travels up the Oregon Coast. I love flowers where ever I go and photograph lots of them on our trips. I am practicing my sketching some more and did this journal sketch of the wildflowers I saw yesterday  Lots of buttercups and poppy fields, hills with clumps of purple Lupine and Azaleas like I have never seen - they are trees, not bushes like we have at home and are covered with flowers in large clumps at least 8-10" across.