Wednesday, September 30, 2009

From the sketchbook

Clara is getting better about sleeping. Her times for naps are more consistent, and she can sleep thru the night. For instance today, I placed her in her crib around noon. I went down to the fridge to get some milk only to come back upstairs to find her peacefully sleeping.

This sketch, however, reveals her movements before she falls asleep which sometimes isn't as rapid as it was today.

Monday, September 21, 2009

From the sketchbook

I like the sense of form in the head, and was able to render only 1 arm due to Clara moving and awakening. But overall happy with the sketch...

Monday, September 07, 2009

Another Clara sketch

I've done quite a few sketches of Clara, and they some get better but not where I want to be. For most artists it's hard to be ever satisfied with your work. One cool thing is through drawing any subject you gain a greater understanding and perception. You must maintain an open mind, and be ready to change your mark and viewpoint. Drawing is all about problem solving which translates to everything we do in life such as taking the resources around us and making something beautiful or functional. The greater your experience or open mindedness, the easier time you have solving life's problems.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Thawing breastmilk

This is has been a common sight the last 6 months, warming breast milk. We know breastfeeding in the best choice for an infant. Although we occasionally supplement our daughters diet with formula, we both feel better about allowing nature to nuture Clara. It has been the easiest choice, as my wife balances her work with consistent requirement of pumping milk to keep up the supply. My morning routine after waking at 4:45 am to walk the dog is to grab a few bags from the freezer for the days supply of milk.

about 5" x 7" acrylic on canvas paper
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