Monday, January 18, 2010

Waiting Room

Man in Waiting Room
5.5" x 8.5"
Ink & Watercolors
I got there early for my doctor's appointment-I thought. I sat in the waiting room, with my sketchbook. Several interesting-looking people were there, but I only had time to work on this man next to me. There was a tv monitor and those little posters on a table between us, so I couldn't see a lot of his face and shoulder. When I was called into the doctor's office, I finally could see his nose and chin. So, some of this was done later and probably doesn't look like the man. But it was an interesting study of a man in overalls, wearing a cowboy hat.
His skin and hat are much lighter than in life. I don't have a good, dark brown, and didn't want to take the time to build up layers of color, as one should!
There's going to be a watercolor workshop in Somerville at ArtC's. More information about it on the Brazos Valley Art League website at
"Mastering Color" will be conducted by artist Karen Vernon . February 9 and 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $200 for the two day workshop. RSVP by Feb. 5. Space is limited. Contact You can see more about Karen on her website at
Check out Virginia Vaughan's blog or website for information about her upcoming workshops. or . Fredericksburg is one location where she will be conducting a three day workshop Feb. 5-7. You will really enjoy working with V....!
I found an interesting blog called Congestive Heart Failure Diary-Artists Blog. Look up Victoria Behm at,,20307109_1,000html. I hope that link works. I just googled "Congestive Heart Failure Diary-Artists Blog" and got it. Otherwise, I found it on a site for a health magazine.
Her experience was somewhat different from mine, but it was interesting to see her art work and what she went through.
Look at the Hearne High School page on Facebook. I added some old photos there. It's really interesting to find people on Facebook, and see what is going on.
I'm updating the events in my sidebar for the Brazos Valley Art League.
Also, the 26th World Wide Sketch Crawl will be Saturday Feb. 27. Check out their website at . I registered on their forum, but I hope we can have some participation from the Brazos Valley this time. I couldn't go last time due to my surgery, but I still participated by drawing my "exciting surroundings" that day. My walker, the tv... It doesn't matter so much what you draw or your style, just draw whatever is around you, wherever you might be.
I'm looking for some suggestions, and some participants!


Joan Y said...

Your sketches are fabulous and thanks for posting the links!:)

V....Vaughan said...

Sounds like you are a TRUE "ARTEEST"....with a brain like that, you 'd get an A+ in my class :) hahahaha BEAUTIFUL sketch, Cecilia!

Margaret Ann said...

This is a nice study... I often take my sketchbook to medical appointments also...they always seem to alot me lots of time to draw! :)

Cecelia said...

Sometimes, they call me right away, and I'm disappointed! I would rather work on my sketch! I told them that I am one person who doesn't mind waiting!
I have my sketchbook, pens and pencils, a travel set of watercolors, an empty bottle for water, and my camera. I'm prepared to entertain myself anywhere!