4/21/16

sketching continues

Didn't do as many sketches last week - will have to try to do better this week. I did finally invest in some artist quality watercolors for the first time so was eagerly awaiting my Dick Blick shipment this week.  I changed up my palette and added the new colors, then had to draw it!


I also ordered a couple of new sketchbooks - ones that seem to be favored by most of the urban sketchers I've been reading.  I got a Pentalic small 3x5 one (below) and then a larger one with heavier paper more suited to watercolor, a Stillman & Birn, alpha series (above).

I sat on my deck after work and drew this little sketch of my yard into the neighbor's.  We have a gorgeous red maple shrub that dominates this viewpoint.


We went to Virginia City to visit family - Dan's mom will be 93 in a couple weeks.  We stayed with his brother and wife and they have this lovely yard - tough to sketch, but I gave it a shot.  First time I painted on site in real time.  And, I did it all with no yellow - I totally ran out of yellow paint so couldn't get some of the greens I wanted, but.......the overall capture is fine.


Hope you're in the midst of a creative week!  Practice, practice, whatever your interest ---- do more of it!  :)


3 comments:

  1. You sure are having a wonderful time with your urban and country sketching. Nice work. xox

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  2. You're sketching is fabulous, and I'm delighted to see you doing so much. Keep'em coming.

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  3. Hot damn, Terrie - you've taken to the sketching thing with a vengeance! Love the Virginia City yard sketch. The little one is good too. Good for you for persevering.

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