Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Watercolor Bowl of Fruit

Paper makes a difference!  I did this on Strathmore 500 Series (their highest quality) Gemini Watercolor Rough, 140 lb.  I did a similar still life on a student grade watercolor paper made by Strathmore, and the paper buckled and the paint pooled.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Watercolor Bistro Chair

The chair on my sunny front porch this morning.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mueller Lake on Hot Day!

Really too hot to be outside drawing after 10 a.m.  I literally sweated for this one!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Restaurant Interior

Yay, summer is here!  I've gotten back to drawing and painting again!  Got a good book at Half Price which motivates me.  It's called Everyone Can Draw by Barrington Barber.  I hadn't drawn much with pencil in the past few years.  Mostly pen and ink and watercolor, but this book has wonderful drawings and sketches.

I've also just finished a novel by Elizabeth Kostova called The Swan Thieves. The main characters are artists, and their daily drawing and painting is essential to the story.  How could I read that and not feel like I wanted to get back into it?  I think I have improved just in the past 2 weeks by doing it daily.