My Perpetual Plant Journal elicits and nurtures a totally separate facet of my artwork. It gives me the opportunity to slow down, to take the time to draw carefully first in pencil (though I don't always do so), to work less energetically with my watercolors and to spend precious, extended...
Early this morning, before it became too hot and sticky for me to be able to concentrate, I did the watercolor sketch below. I've been asked to show the stages of a sketch I do directly in watercolor without a preliminary drawing of any sort. Here it is.
I began in a very small...
Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Four
Values - Shapes - Dominance
What do I look for when I'm out in the world sketching? What are the questions I ask myself before I touch my pen or brush to the paper?
Question 1: What grabs my attention?
Question 2: Why does (blank) grab my attention: shape;...
Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Three - Twenty Steps
Posted: February 28, 2019
The video above was filmed many years ago on a cold, winter day in Ashville, North Carolina shortly after I invented one of my drawing/painting games. Taking twenty steps and forcing myself to draw something...
Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part Two
Posted: February 21, 2019
Part Two of a Twelve Part weekly posting of sketches created while exploring the UK in 2016, 2017 and 2018. These sketches are a sneak preview of the techniques I'll be teaching in Wales this May at Chapel Cottage Studio in...
Sketching in St. Ives, UK - Part one
Posted: February 14, 2019
As a sneak preview of the techniques I'll be teaching in May of 2019 at Chapel Cottage Studio in Abergavenny. I'm posting examples from my travels in Bristol, London, Abergavenny, Swansea, St. Ives and the little stops between....
I use three different magnetic Pocket Painter Palettes. To see other Watercolor Travel palettes click here.
Nine-Well Watercolor Art Pocket Palette:
Nine-Well Magnetic Watercolor Art Pocket Palette
I love that I can see through the lid so that I know which primaries I'm taking with me and...
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