Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sketchbook #19 put to bed

No picture to post.  I tried a couple of watercolor experiments, then covered up the learning curve  with collage.  Nothing exciting.  On the 2012 list, it was listed as the Strathmore Watermedia sketchbook.   I'm not using up my acrylics but I'm still knocking out the sketchbooks.  Yay!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Watercolor only sketches

References from Lisilk's WDE in the 9x12 watermedia sketchbook.  Only two more pages to put it to bed.  My latest kick is watercolor only sketches.  I started down my art journey with watercolors.  I had a great first watercolor, beginner's luck.  Everything after that was crap.  I threw out the watercolors and hit the drawing board, literally.  I learned to draw.  I mean, I've always been able to draw, but for the first time I started developing what basic talent I had.  Now I want color.  It seems all I've ever had time for outside the classroom was for sketching.  I tried to travel with color pencils, oil pastels, watercolor crayons, acrylic -- I can't use any of them even when I'm not on a tour group.  Root cause: Mom has a small bladder.  For lightweight, for quick sketch, for on-the-move, it has to be watercolor.  I've tried bringing oil pastels, watercolor pencils, acrylic -- They're all cumbersome if I can't just sit down and paint in peace.  I get no peace.  So I'm trying to get bright color with watercolor.  I don't get it yet.