Home from the Holy Lands

Sketch journal entry, St Jerome

I’m home from my tour of the holy lands. I didn’t get the chance to complete my sketch journal. We were constantly on the move! So I’ll be working on finishing it using the photos from my trip as a guide. The dates on the sketches won’t be when they were sketched, but instead, when the images were captured. Here is a sketch of the statue of St Jerome. St Jerome is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin.

Sketching in the Holy Lands

I’m trying to document my trip to the holy lands in my sketchbook. I brought 2 sketchbooks with me. I have a small one with 60 pages where I can write notes and do quick sketches on the go. My second book is a larger, 5.5” x 8.5”, extra heavy weight mixed medium pad. I’ve also been taking photos so I can use them as a reference for later. This sketch is called Herodian. The site is currently under excavation. Herodian is Herod‘s palace that he erected on top, and inside, inside a man made mountain. I sketched this from photo references.

Herodian, sketch book entry. 8.5” x 11”

Painting from a Live Model

I’ve started painting from live models on Thursdays. This week’s model looks beautifully exotic! She will be coming back next week for a second sitting, giving me the opportunity to finish it up. I don’t know if I’ll make the time to work on the painting at my home studio before then. I like where it is going.

A bit of urban sketching

Urban Sketch, Rosedale Community Players production of Cliffhanger and Francis

Went to see a play yesterday, Cliffhanger, put on by the Rosedale Community Players.  This group never fails to entertain.  It is a cabaret style theatre located in a church.  http://rosedalecommunityplayers.com

So in keeping with the 100 day project and my passion for urban sketching, I captured both part of the stage and my friend, Francis.  

I had only 15 minutes until curtain, though in truth there wasn’t any curtain, so I pulled out my multimedia sketch book.