Saturday, April 07, 2007



Pike Exercise #9

This is called Dubrovnik, Old City and is of a coastal village in Yugoslavia. This was a bit time consuming, especially the architectural sketching. I DID cheat a little bit by drawing it on a grid, of course, I'm not sure that would technically be considered cheating. The past several Pike exercises have been rather gray and I didn't post #8 here or on my flickr as it was such a disaster. I tried it twice and decided I basically just didn't really like the scene. I love to learn and I love challenges, but when my art becomes too much like "work," I'd just as soon pass it up - ha ha. I have decided that I absolutely LOVE Arches blocks!! I do NOT like the hot press, though. I just got some Arches rough that I am anxious to try.

8 comments:

Lin said...

Bren, I have to tell you again just how beautiful this painting is!! GO GIRL!!

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Marvelous, Brenda, you're really steaming along!

Teri C said...

Great job Brenda!! Each one gets better. You are having way too much fun.

Happy Easter.

Emma Pod said...

I really like the colors in this and you did such a nice job with the buildings. The composition is very nice...beautiful work!

Africantapestry said...

This is just so beautiful, Brenda! i love the colors and the design...it all works just great. and I agre with you, I love ARCHES as well...all of the different blocks, I use them all.
Beautiful painting
Ronell

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Wow, this is just beautiful. I love all the colors. I clicked to see the larger version. This is beautiful. :)

gingermoggy said...

Brenda! you're going from strength to strength - I wish I ad the courage with colour that you do! I love the yellow light in this one!
Jules

Marilyn said...

Nice colors here.