Day 315 – Kirkwood Spring Fling


Random people at last weekend’s Spring Fling in Kirkwood in Atlanta at Bessie Branham Park,  a beautiful spot with lots of shade trees around for sitting under as well as an open green space where a band played. 

 I actually like this odd assortment of people. Originally there were more tents planned in the background but I didn’t paint them because dark large leaks from  from other pages in the book. The guy in the hat had green on his face from  the leaks.  😳 Got out the flesh gouache to fix him but it was not to successful. It was a dark green. Sigh.   No feet. Not sure why other than people were just whizzing by.  I couldn’t ask them to stop. Lol. 

Noodler creaper Ahab loaded with Carbon Platinum black ink in my Strathmore 500 mixed media. Really not happy with the way it’s leaking watercolor washes along the binding and ruining pages. 

This one was never finished. See the leaky clothes on the pages at the center? Nasty mess. 

More random people at the Spring Fling. No idea why not one of these people have feet either other than they were moving so fast. They walked off before I could add their feet.  Some of the people are compilations of several people walking by like the red head with the backpack in the middle. Drawing moving people is much easier to do with a brush pen. No drag on the surface like my Noodlers have when you draw with them.  

Really pleased with the greens I mixed in both of these. 

So here’s the tip for today. The dark greens in the trees are made by mixing burnt sienna and Inathridone blue pb60. I added Quin gold to the mix on the paper. Really like the color variations the mixture gave me. 

The green in the grass was made with manganese blue and aureolin yellow with touches of Quin gold. New Gamboge would be great too instead of the Quin gold. The flowers of alizarin and purple were added while the grass was wet as were the shadows under the bench. 

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xxx

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