Brooke O'Connell

garden drawings

Art Card Giveaway!

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image Horse Card Giveaway!  Win a set of 4 art cards.  The image is a print of my "Horse and Daisey" painting.  Cards are blank inside and come with envelopes.

To enter:

1) follow me on Instagram

2) repost this image to your Instagram account

3) tag one of your images with #horsecardgiveaway

The lucky winner will be chosen when I hit 600 followers.  Good luck!

A few more sketches

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Here are some quick drawings I did of my students. They were hard at work on large scale drawings, and while they focused I stole a couple minutes to do a couple of my own.   I was totally inspired by how they maneuvered their bodies to work on the large paper.  Some students decided to work on the floor and the positions they chose to work in were truly incredible.  Unfortunately my scanner picked up some marks drawn on the other side of these drawings, so I apologize if you can see them.

Hope you like them!

Yay June!!

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Hi there!  Summer is finally here and the warm weather is great!  Been loving the patios and enjoying my newly planted garden.  Yay!  In an effort to push my self artistically, I have taken on the challenge of doing a sketch a day.  Inspired by the many "painting a day" and "sketch a day" blogs, I have gone out and bought myself a small sketchbook.  I am hoping to keep up the "sketch a day" momentum...but it is a commitment!  It is going well so far.....  here are a couple of my first drawings.  I plan on using pen and ink in this new little book, but also hope the paper is of good enough quality so that I can use watercolours too.

Here is a quick sketch of my garden.

This one is just a quick ink sketch.