Having finished my round of concerts that were eating up so much of my time, I am now getting to enjoy my days again. I have been puttering with many things. I’m continuing to improve my play proposal since it looks as though it will be at least a month before I find out if I get it.
Here was yesterday’s sketch. This one went a lot faster, both in the actual sketching on paper and in the painting in Photoshop. I think I am getting better. I found a ton of painting tutorials on Youtube that I am enjoying watching which will hopefully make the process even easier.
I have been happily working away on the laptop with the Wacom tablet having a lot of fun with these production drawings for my play proposal. It really is amazing how I am growing as an artist now that I don’t have the pressure of having to make a living at it. Now if I can only achieve some of the amazing facility of some of the computer painters out there that I admire.
I have been creating a proposal for our Shakespearean Theatre Group to do A Midsummer Night’s Dream next spring. It has been a very educational process, as I am learning a lot about scheduling and planning for that large an endeavor. However the most fun part so far has been starting to do some production drawings of the different characters from the play.
Here is the sun rising over their street.
This was my favorite rose that I saw. The picture doesn’t convey the depth and complexity of the color. It was a riot of subtle pale reds, red oranges and hits of gold.
These were my other favorites. Their lovely scent just filled the whole yard and they were surrounded by prostrate rosemary in a really nice combination.
Sadly I left my iphone at a grocery store yesterday in the flurry of activity we had trying to get ready for the music workshop so I can’t post my San Diego pictures just yet. I’ll just have to try and draw you one with my words.
Hey, I'm in San Diego for the weekend visiting my friends Steve and
Angelina for the Palomar Music Festival.
San Diego is really beautiful. The weather is in the low 70's and
everything is blooming. The different textures and colors of plants
are fascinating. Lots of succulents and palms mixed with roses,
lilies, iris and all kinds of other flowers.
I hope to find a wireless connection and send some photos. We drove
over the bay to Coronado island yesterday and saw the fancy Hotel del
Coronado where I got a small cup of plain mediocre coffee that cost
almost $3.75. It really was gorgeous though, and we walked straight
out to the beach in the back.
I'm not sure of the plan for today, but I know it will be an adventure.
Sent from Jen's iPhone
The Leather masks went up for auction on ebay two days ago. The link is here. Unfortunately I don’t think there is enough publicity that people are really going to our website enough, and there is not a direct link to the website so I don’t know if they will get any bids on them at all.
We are having an absolutely lovely Spring here in Texas. The weather has been partially cloudy and breezy for weeks and we’ve had a lot of rain. My garden is looking really good. With a lot of help from my friend Gia, we dug up and replaced the stone path all along one side of the house. Also the work we have done with using newspaper mulching seems to be helping a lot to control the weeds. I was able to get out last saturday and weed, and trim everything back so the whole yard looks good. Of curse everything is blooming including the asian jasmine just outside the window where I am sitting to write this entry.