Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ko Hong Island, Thailand


6 comments:

Jenny said...

I don't think a photograph would be anywhere as gorgeous as these two sketches are!!

I would not mind if you shared a 'tiny fraction' of your talent with me ;)

Not sure if you have noticed, but as a stalker {<--in a good sense stalker, lol} of your blog, your sketches just continue to improve!!

Just beautiful...and again, so wishing that I was sitting under that tree right now.

Ken Foster said...

Wow! Thanks Jenny. If I could share a tiny fraction, it would be "just draw". The more you do it and aspire to do it well, the better you get. I feel like a beginner so I really appreciate your comment that you see improvement. I do too and I know I can be so much better at this. Maybe what keeps you interested in my blog is that you are seeing me get better. I think that is always inspirational when we can watch someone grow. Thanks again. You made my day!

Jenny said...

Your welcome Ken. Your work is truly gorgeous, and I agree with you that watching your sketches grow has been the reason why I have kept returning.

I have to tell you that two years ago I needed to take another class along with the Nursing 101, and I chose an art class thinking that it would be an easy 'A'. Well, it was far from easy and I worked my butt off and shed many tears attempting to put my portfolio together.

One of our projects was to choose and artist and replicate their painting, but then had to add a border abstract design to it. I cannot remember the artists name that I chose, I'll have to look it up and take a photo of my painting and share it with you if you are interested...it was one of the most difficult things that I did, not the painting itself, but the abstract and felt the abstract design that I did was ruining the painting, but I had no other choice as it was part of the projects theme.

We did a collage and I had a really hard time just tearing paper and putting it any which way, so a number of the projects were very difficult for me. The Professor spoke to me and asked me what I found so difficult and I told her that it's almost like my brain can't handle clutter/chaos and she told me that she very much got that impression from me as she noticed I was very straight line and meticulous and she had noticed that I had difficulty combining different colors etc on my paint brushes...

Oh, I don't know..I'm rambling again. Guess I'm trying to attempt to forget my reality of a huge pharmacology exam at 8:30 this morning...So, on that note, you have a good day Ken, and I look forward to stopping back in and seeing your next creation.

The Gypsy said...

Very nice sketches, and great atmosphere. I just stumbled on your blog and I find myself having to leave comments here and there. Nice work and you're modest, too!

compassionjuli said...

Love your sketchbook! I just came across this, having just been to Thailand as well to some of the same places. My only question -- why did you stop in September?

Ken Foster said...

Hi Compassionjuli, Thanks for your comment. I haven't really stopped - just paused for a long time... ;-) I'll be back and I hope you will stop in again!