Drawing After Hike

Not a great day for art today. I went to a couple places but really wasn’t in the mood for painting. I ended up doing a very short drawing session at home. I’m glad I accomplished something, I was close to not completing my daily.

For some reason I really couldn’t get motivated today. I went to Carkeek park after deciding not to go for a long hike in the mountains somewhere.


But, even at the park I didn’t feel like painting, mainly because there were so many people. I ended up driving to Saint Edwards Park on the east side of lake Washington. I walked around there for a bit and did a small hike down to the lake.


The building there was interesting, but no matter what I saw I just wasn’t in the mood for a painting.


So I ended up driving home and re-visiting the sand castle that I painted a long while back. Here, here and here. I was even out of sorts with the drawing, just no focus and I only spent an hour on it. Not really happy with my performance today.

The Drawing


The Setup


My hierarchy of painting importance

  1. Drawing
  2. Value
  3. Edges
  4. Composition
  5. Color



How can I improve the drawing

I’m only comparing the drawing today, I didn’t get into much values at all. Its fairly accurate, but could be much better.

Session Details