I grew up across the Hudson from NYC, and I am not a city person. My younger son lives there now, and sends me photos of lovely photos of sunsets from time to time. I have been meaning to paint this vew from his apartment building’s rooftop for a long time, and finally finished itContinue reading “Cityscape”
I believe it was Montessori who said “It’s the process, not the product” when she designed her childhood education system so that children could enjoy learning. So maybe for us old-timers, this attitude helps us stay forever young.
I am not sure where I purchased this little square Reflexions sketchbook, but here is one link. I am not sure why I chose the square 5.5″ format either. But I finally finished off my first leatherbound sketchbook, a smaller FieldArtist one, and I have two that are untouched. This one by Reflexions and aContinue reading “Reflexions Watercolor Sketchbook Review”
What a way to greet the morning: What shall I learn today?
Just trying new techniques and moving on.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford
So many ideas and photos to work from! I wish I could cram more art time into my days. I finished a colored pencil tutorial This was on Stonehenge 140 lb hotpress, which was one recommended paper. I don’t like it as much as Bristol Vellum. I had a lot of stray particles of thatContinue reading “Weekend Art”
I decided to get back to basics with watercolor and I will work through some books with step by step paintings. I am being careful to swatch colors first, avoid my usual anemic saturation, and use the hairdryer to fight my impatience that leads to colors running inappropriately into each other. I found a projectContinue reading “Making a Comeback”
I decided it was time to start back to watercolor. I grabbed two 5×7 blocks of wc paper chose two paintings from a recent magazine for an exercise and got to it. The results were like a throwback to high school art class. I clearly have regressed, and need to work at getting back upContinue reading “Throwback Art”
I finished the last of the Let’s Make Art projects that I talked about in previous posts. I may try doing a tiger from a photo and the southwestern scene, but in my own watercolor supplies and on some decent paper. These dye paints are just not working for me. I can’t get them toContinue reading “Next Week”