Saturday, December 17, 2011

Quick Gesture Sketches

These party band members were a great subject for sketching. Unlike my usual 20 minute sketching/painting process, each sketch here probably took less than 3 minutes to do. I was hoping to quickly capture the essence of their high-energy fun performance. Pen, 3 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Cut-Out Cookie

Another 20  minute Christmas cookie painting! This probably resembled a Christmas tree more in the dough stage than after it was baked, but since when was that ever a problem? Decorating cutouts is always enjoyable. Surprisingly, it was hard to complete this painting in 20 minutes. There was more detail than I first thought! Watercolor, approx. 5 1/2" x 7".

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Candy Cane Cookie

A cute little candy cane cookie painted in 20 minutes. This variety is one of my holiday favorites, I love peppermint flavor in pretty much any sort of sweet. Part of the dough is tinted pink and then the two colors are twisted gently together before baking, which is somewhat time consuming, but worth it. They get sprinkled with crushed up candy canes, though whatever doesn't stick to the top melts, and makes the cookies adhere to the tray (not a problem for me this time, as I used parchment paper on the trays). Holiday baking is the best! Watercolor, 5 1/2" x 8".