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Happy Dog Rufus!

It's Summertime!  

Everyone is busy in the summer and taking classes doesn't always fit into our plans.  So if you can't take a class, keep "in-shape" by sketching!

Sketching rules are as follow:

1.) Draw everyday for 30 minutes!  Yes, just like any exercise, aim for that amount of time and do your best.  And just like any exercise, if you miss today, don't quit, just pick up and go ahead tomorrow.

2.) Pencil in a sketchbook, any size or shape that you like is great!  You don't have to be painting.  Drawing is fine.  The most important step:  Just do it.

3.) Any subject is fine: the salt shaker, the dog, the person on the couch watching TV, the figures on the TV, the potted plant....anything.

4.) Sketch, date the sketch when you finish, include how long it took (if you would like), turn the page and Let It Go!  

5.) No judging!  No showing anyone who isn't an art instructor!!  This is a process of practice and lots of our practice is unfinished or incomplete.  Let it be unfinished.  The part that matters most is the that you're doing it.  So let yourself enjoy the process and don't tie yourself to an outcome.

6.) Have FUN!  Enjoy your summer!  See you in the Fall!


(Happy Dog Rufus! was a quick, fun painting that had no outcome attached to it.  The circles were just for fun; the lines were from a previously unfinished painting which I flipped upside down so I could use the board.)



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I can tell from your paintings of Rufus how much you love him! They are wonderful Patsy....

June 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

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