|Birds on a Wire, 5.5 x 8" pen and watercolor at Jim Sannerud Woodturning|
Students frequently ask me what they should draw. It's tempting to say, "Well, whatever!" -- because really, pretty much anything can make a good art subject.
If you're practicing drawing, look around your house, your yard, your garage or potting shed. You don't need "pretty" things. A still life does not have to be wine bottles and (*yawn*) fruit. It can be your pegboard in the shed with the red-handled saw hanging there, or the multicolored pliers and screwdrivers. It can be your old work boots on the floor in the sun.
|... but the flowers in your garden will work, too. Hollyhocks at Lauri Flaquer's house, from 7/12|