Sunday, December 01, 2013

Snowman relief

 
I've been busier than a one armed wallpaper hanger, as they'd say in Newfoundland.   Work, travel, commissions, workshops, house issues, you name it, its all come together in the perfect storm.  But I'm getting on top of it now and hope to spend today immersed in working on a commission to make sure its ready for Christmas.

Yesterday, I taught a palette knife workshop. They're always such fun, as people go outside their comfort zone and learn new techniques about paint application and colour theory.  After an all day workshop where I'm on my feet for most of the time, I'm pretty tired.  So I sat down in the living room, one eye on the television and the other doodling in a sketchbook and this guy appeared.  Perhaps the fact that it was snowing outside or the season is approaching fueled the inspiration, or simply the fact that I like snowmen!

Sketching is my relaxant and helps me wind down and remove other thoughts from my head.  But today its back to full steam ahead.  I'm populating the registration links for my 2014 workshops that you can find on my website and as well, my ebook, Introduction to Painting with a Palette Knife is available there and on Etsy, as well as through Payhip.  You can find the link to that on the right hand side of the blog.  And if you share the link on social media, you can get a 15% discount!  Just click the image link on the right to access it or the quick link below.


4 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

making a snow man is pretty much the only thing i miss about snow, might get enough where we live now to make one (unless the dog destroys it :p)
really nice drawing :)

Jeanette Jobson said...

You could make a mini snowman if you get some! I bet it would be so cute.

And thanks I don't know why I suddenly want to draw snowmen!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

supposed to snow this thursday, so hopefully get enough for a small snowman, but it will probably just be slush :/

Jeanette Jobson said...

It does that here a lot too. Supposed to be 10C here tomorrow!