Wednesdoodles: Small Sails


Hope everyone is doing well!

Here we are into September again. In my mind I’m still resting easy somewhere in mid July, but I best smarten up because it really IS September and I’m about to embark on a new and exciting journey! This time next week I will be making my way to school for my second day of a two year Graphic Design Program! I am super excited to be going back to school. The next two years are going to be busy, but really great! Of course I will keep you posted!

Last week a large sailboat painting that I had made last summer SOLD! I originally created it for an art auction submission, however the piece was not accepted. I was a little disappointed that my painting wasn’t chosen BUT it’s now sold! It’s a really exciting feeling to know that someone likes your work enough to make a significant purchase!  Just a little proof that what you might consider a failure can become a success.

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Pictured above is a teeny little painting I’ve been working. I’m hoping to have a collection of three ready by the end of the weekend to sell. I used acrylic paint and bronze sharpie. This little guy is still in progress.

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Above is a second little sailboat painting in progress. I’ve also spend a bit of time doodling in the studio on some dark coloured Fabriano with white gel pens and coloured pencil.

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I haven’t been drawing as much as I’d like to be, and I found that when I sat down to my sketchbook I was feeling a little rusty. For some reason I just can’t seem to keep up a solid sketchbook practice!! It’s so essential to building good ideas and continuing to develop your own language of colour and line. I’m going to again, for the millionth time in my life, attempt to sketch at LEAST once a day for my own pleasure.

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Ok and lastly, I had to include another photo of my teeny little kitten. He knocked over the lamp one night and the lighting was too good to not take a handful of pictures.

Happy September everyone!


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