Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sketching and Painting

Where does the time go?!  This week I was preparing for book club at my house, as well as sketching and painting.

I am posting to a great weekly website called Paint Party Friday.

A few looks into this last week.

 This is the start of an upside-down-blind-contour sketch of a martini glass.

Here I added a couple of lines to complete the sketch after looking at it.
Both were along the right edge of the base and stem of the glass. The sketch is done with white school chalk.

I started painting the tabletop and the glass. I wanted to do streamers, like a celebration, but I changed it in the next step.

Here is stage 4. I still have some work to do on it. I want to change the values on the table top so that it doesn't look flat, and I want to add more paint in the same value as the background. It looks too skimpy right now.

Here is the black and white version of the original reference from my workshop with Ardith Goodwin called "Expressive Sketching for Painters"

Have a good week,


  1. wow, I love this!!! I really like this!!!
    Upside-down-blind-contour sketching is FUN!

  2. Now this is something I've never tried. Looks interesting and I love how it has turned out with the added coloring and bottle! happy PPF!

  3. This is fantastic sketched and colored !!!
    Wonderful the end result. I'm excited!!
    Have a nice Weekend, Elke

  4. Fun sketches ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Hi Gloria :) I think it's neat that you take a blind contour sketch and turn it into such a fabulous piece. My blind contour sketches look NOTHING like the subject ever!!

  6. Gloria, this is just fabulous. You did such a great job.


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