Lazy colorful days of summer... enjoying the sunshine while it is here... Capturing a Moment
I recently was in an Open Studio and Art Sale at my friend's house, and while we sat outside in her gardens she hooked a rug, as I was capturing a quick sketch. She asked me if her chin was that long, of course not, this is a quick sketch, no details, sketcher does not guarantee accuracy of proportions, features, etc.! I love the colors she had on and in her rug.Trip to a Dahlia Farm
My spouse and I made a day trip of going down to Lacey, WA to do our annual trek to Connells dahlia farm. There is fantastic color and an amazing array of over 350 different types of dahlia's in this 5 acres of gardens. There are blooms from a couple of inches to 8-10" dinnerplate sizes, 2 foot bushes to 6 foot bushes, and some shaped with wild cacti-like split petals (as in the photo), and some shaped like water lily's or pompoms. They are open for visitors through Sep 7 and I highly recommend it for flower lovers. Here are a couple of sketches....One of the dahlia plants near the table where we had a picnic lunch......Another quick painting sketch of scenery along the highway. A bit challenging to do this in the car as my husband drives, but I've learned how to balance everything, the watercolor palette and sketchbook are both fairly small.A Color Test for Artists
Here's a fun thing to try, I ran across this through a Photoshop group... this website has a Color Test for Artists to test your color acuity. There are about 90 different little squares of color hues for you to arrange and see how you do.... I was really surprised as I got a "0" which means 100% accurate acuity on hue! They mention there, but I don't know who determined this, that 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency. The test was challenging, and I have to wonder if there might be an effect that tricks your eye to having so many similar color squares near each other on a screen.