March 29, 2015

Almost Live Drawing

It's the third day of my '30 Days of Daily Sketching'. Although it's Sunday I did not have too much time for drawing. I decided to make use of a great internet resource: YouTube videos that imitate a live drawing session! There are quick 1-minute warm up poses as well as 'long' 5-minute poses.

I did do the quickies but want to show you the long pose. I must say, quite a challenge!


I'll be getting back to your suggestions tomorrow, so keep them coming!


March 28, 2015

The 'Paradise Bakery' - Moser's in Baden

For the second sketch in my '30 Days of Daily Sketching' I kind of went with a suggestion from Angeline Marie who commented on my Facebook post: "something in your favorite store".
I wouldn't say a bakery / café is my favorite store, but then again... good coffee and freshly baked goodies, sitting outside in the early spring sun, people watching and sketching - sounds pretty perfect to me!

Moser's is one of the two main bakeries / cafés in Baden, a little town nearby. Every other Saturday I do some shopping in Baden.. and often have a coffee there. On Saturdays they have a little sales stall outside:



The bakery's slogan is "Backparadies" which roughly translates into "Paradise Bakery". Funny enough the other big bakery / café in Baden is called "Himmel", meaning "Heaven"... we really can't complain...
This sketch was done with a ballpoint pen 'on location', back at home I added the color. Beause it's so much fun!

Now - as every day of this challenge - I need your ideas of what to sketch next. I'll be collecting them all, but would love to pick one idea from each post to draw the following day. Of course you can also follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/regulascheifeleart and comment over there.

March 27, 2015

Colorful Cappuccino - 1st of 30 Days of Daily Sketching

Here's the first of my '30 Days of Daily Sketching'. Pamela commented on my last Facebook post and suggested I'd sketch a cup of coffee. That's definitely something you don't have to ask me twice, I just love a nice cappuccino.



The text reads: "Not really a lot of milk foam - it's already evening! Also: de-caff..."
I might have to explain that the cappuccino has NOT been standing around since the morning - it's just too late in the day to have so much milk. Or caffeine...

Since it was really fun doing this sketch I thought I'd share a few process fotos.
I started out by doing the lines first with a waterproof pen since I knew I'd use watercolors later on and did not want to smudge the ink.

Once I had this down... I went ahead and drank the cappuccino ;-)
And then took out my little watercolor kit and started by putting in the shadows. Not too wet, since I'm using a sketchbook that does not really 'love' the moisture...

And once this first wash dried the fun began: adding more color. And that's it. Wasn't that easy...?

Btw: this is probably my favorite coffee cup. I've had it for 20 years (but who's counting) and got it from York, UK. Love the bright, warm yellow that reminds me of all the daffodils that are in bloom all over York just around this time of the year.
Wouldn't it be great if someone from York read this post and commented? If you know someone, please send them the link to this post, I'd be so happy!

Now - as every day of this challenge - I need your ideas of what to sketch next. I'll be collecting them all, but would love to pick one idea from each post to draw the following day. Of course you can also follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/regulascheifeleart and comment over there.

Starting on a new Challenge!

Last month I was lucky to attend a wonderful workshop with Rose Frantzen - and I will write about that in another post.

But for now I've set myself a new challenge: '30 Days of Daily Sketching'.

To be honest, I wanted to call my challenge "30 Days of Art Journaling" because this does sound more sophisticated - and we should be sketching on a daily basis anyway (ehmm...).
But the thing is: I do NOT sketch on a daily basis. I need to start. Or at least get somewhere near to it... And later on... maybe... I'll do the Art Journaling as my next challenge.

The challenge is to do 30 sketches, one a day. Easy.
But I need your help:
Instead of choosing what to sketch I'd much rather have you tell me!
It can be anything: an object (like 'a pair of scissors'), a prompt ('something you can see from your window'), a concept ('something that makes you happy') - you get the idea.
Only condition: I need to be able to sketch it from life. So even though I'd love to sketch the Eiffel Tower, a quick day trip to Paris is a bit too much to ask for...

So: PLEASE tell me what to sketch by leaving a comment to this post and in the next thirty days to each of the sketch posts. I'll pick one idea and sketch it the next day and keep the rest on my 'to do list'.
Btw: you can of course also comment on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/regulascheifeleart

February 20, 2015

Rob

I thought the three ladies I painted and posted (see last two blog entries) needed some company.
The yellow-mustardy background was fun to do...


"Rob"
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"

The paintings are also posted on my Facebook Artist Page Regula Scheifele Fine Art - I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook or sign up to follow my blog!

February 19, 2015

Alex

The next in my series of quick alla prima portraits.
It was fun (and a challenge) to get Alex's blond hair right, both color and shape... Still, a nice change to paint a portrait of a very fair skinned person, I usually have darker models.


"Alex"
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"

The paintings are also posted on my Facebook Artist Page Regula Scheifele Fine Art - I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook or sign up to follow my blog!

February 18, 2015

Painting again - some portraits to show...

I haven't painted a lot in the last weeks and I definitely wanted to get back into the 'painting mode'.
So I did a couple of portrait paintings - or maybe rather sketches, they usually are rather quick and always done alla prima, in one go.
Once time has run out, the painting (by default) is finished - only very rarely do I change anything in a second go.

Here are the first two ladies, more portraits to come soon.


"R.F."
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"

"Tony"
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"

The paintings are also posted on my Facebook Artist Page Regula Scheifele Fine Art - I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook or sign up to follow my blog!
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