Create 6eauty to document places that are uniquely special to you.

Practicing with pastels

Hello! It has been a while since my last post because I hurt my back. It is so difficult to create 6eauty in your home when it hurts to move. Thankfully, I am on the mend. It just took a little time.

We are on spring break this week so I have more time to do things that I like to do. So, today, I did a little pastel drawing en plein air! Pencil drawing from a photo is my most comfortable medium, so today I wanted to challenge myself and get a little more comfortable with using color and my eyes alone. I still have a lot to learn about pastels, but I am pleased with how this turned out.

I have been listening to a podcast called Art Curious . It, along with some other things I have looked up lately, have inspired me to create art to document my life. So many times we take pictures of special events, but not of the normal everyday things. So, I have begun a pencil drawing series, which I will be sure to post about once I have the next work ready. I also have decided to draw things that I see on a regular basis. Take for instance, the picture above. This is of my front yard. During the time when we were at home last year and could not really go anywhere because of covid, my oldest son made a swing for me and hung it on a tree next to our driveway. I have taken so many sunset pictures from that swing. Beautiful, colorful, amazing pictures like this one…

Sunset view from my swing.

Today I thought I would create a pastel drawing of the area around and including that special swing. It was such a thoughtful thing for my son to do for me, I want to remember what it looks like in the early spring when the trees have their new growth and the grass is coming out of dormancy.

So, make sure to create 6eauty to document things you encounter and experience every day! No one else can do that! Only you!

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