Day 1853 Urbansketching Aiken

My favorite store Plum Pudding at the Corner of Laurens and Richland Street in Aiken, SC.

12×16″ Canson Art Board.

Two more sketches til I hit the magic 12 I need for the show. Plus seven flower paintings. painting under way. I really like the way my size 12 black velvet brush did the trees. Lots of nice calligraphic marks. The black velvet comes to an ultra sharp tip and holds a ton of water Aset of three only costs $28 on amazon. Hard to beat as a paint brush. A friend said she had been using hers for two years and still sharp as a razor wish I could say that about my $100 beloved Raphael Kolinsky #10. No longer points well. 😓 Drawn with my Lamy Vista and my EF. Noodlers heart of darkness ink. Red watercolor pencil. Charles Reid palette colors.

Margaret ecstatic she only has two more paintings to do for the show and she will be done. Xoxoxo

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Day 1852 Finishing up

The Birds are done. I do love to imagine what they are thinking. Wonder what they are all looking at?! A squirrel?!! M maybe there needs to be a squirrel companion piece to hang to their right.

My sweet lab Honey. I have a hard time keeping paintings I have down of her. They sell as soon as I finish them. So this one will be off to Aiken. She used to eat her keep as a model for me. Dog is burnt umber and ultramarine. Eyes burnt sienna. Background peacock and burnt sienna a bit of cobalt.

I drew this last night. Wilcox Inn- A famous old inn in Aiken. My ex used to play in it as a kid before it was rehabbed.

My favorite kitchen supply store Plum Pudding. Always fun to go in and poke around.

Now putting my feet up waiting for my cherry pies to bake. Margaret who has had an oh too busy day. #Lablove #blackdawg #blackdog #lab #labrador #love #dog #dogsofinstagram #rescue #rescuedog #honey #watercolor #ink #aquarelle #sketching #dailydrawing #drawing #art #painting #cuteness #drawing #ink #LamyEf #lamysafari #lamy #georgia #atlanta #rescuedog

Day 1851 A Rusty Derelict

13th and Ellis -9″x12″cp fluid

An old crusty building from the corner of 13th and Ellis downtown Augusta. Something about this glowing in the afternoon light old building speaks to me.

It narrowly escaped a fire next door in the adjoining now ripped down building a few years ago.

I often think the back streets and the wrong side of Broad Street the side with NO shops or big stores are so much more interesting than the desirable shop side. The facades are still old Victorian and Art Deco styles. Businesses don’t waste $$$ updating them.

But I digress. Sunlite bathing a building always adds appeal to me. It’s screams draw me.

Here it is with NO sun. HOW unappealing. At least to me. Anyone else feel the same way?!

It’s like why even get out of the house on a grey day to make art?!!!

Oh I discovered a few more videos last nite about using Brusho. OMG I NEEDS.

Ward Jene Stroud makes gorgeous animal paintings with Brusho. Little bits of brilliant color he blows on to wet wc paper creating lovely dots of color.

I had wondered how they are done. He teaches at Cheap Joes if you want to take a class but not til 2020.

Margaret who is refusing to get sick. Hope you are not. Xoxoxox

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Day 1850 BUSY BUSY 😲

Got up at 6:30 after tossing and turning all night which means NO sleep. Why did I eat those chocolate chip cookies last nite. Always wake me up at 4 am.

Started this one today. It’s small 9×12 but really like the birds. Combined three snap shots of my back porch birds to do this one. I will probably add ink and some words. And some white gel pen to the eyes.

I painted this w four colors. Well five. No six!!

Birds- Cad red light and alizarin legs shadows – burnt sienna cerulean and ultramarine. Black -ultramarine and burnt umber. Background – burnt sienna cerulean

Of course I was in Aiken when I painted this. Which means a sixty mile round trip.

The Wilcox Inn

I took Aiken pics for the show to do some paintings in the next week.

Aiken Museum

Aiken Museum

Aiken Museum

Deadline approaching. Tic tock. EEEKKK

Ran downtown to the framer to drop off a few more paintings. Gave them their chocolate chip cookies I baked for them. Yes the ones that kept me up all night. And I only ate a few. 😱 Sold this one. Delivered to the new delighted owner. Bought a couple of salads. Ran to TWO post offices because I forgot to mail a package when I was downtown. Oh and some Dummy left a stamp off her mail so it was returned when I opened the mail box at home. Oopsey. Off to the post office again. Sigh.

Collapsed on the sofa nappwd and been watching watercolor YouTube videos. LOVE watching my buddy Joe Miller is Cheap Joes fame stretch watercolor paper.

He’s such a sweetheart. Got to go to Boone to see him.

Then I watched a couple of really interesting American Watercolor Society Videos. Joe Popodics His website and Andy Evanson His website. Oh and one by an Irish guy Grahame Booth. Love his accent.

Margaret ready to Go To BEd! Xoxoxoxo

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Day 1849 – Kodak Time

Long admired this now deserted Kodak store on Ponce de Leon. It glows on a sunny day saying paint me paint me. I finally figured out you could park kitty corner at the Krispy Kreme.

I have four or five more places on ponce to paint. And everyone requires how do u get to it! Hmm maybe I should paint that Krispy Kreme.

There’s a cool old 1930s movie theater and shopping center. Art Deco. So cool. Ponce City Market in the sun, the old hotel that was just restored and second hand furniture stores.

I drive up and down ponce giving the old buildings a once over for sketching.

Sky is cobalt and peacock.

Grass Daniel smith green apatite and French yellow ochre.

The red is mostly cad red orange for once. Yellow cad yw light and deep.

Had some near disasters like drawing the minivan in shorter than the guy oops. And how did multiple peacock blue brush strokes end up on the yellow house?!!

Lamy EF Noodler Eelskin Black Fluid Cp block.

Margaret ready to take a shower and go to bed but gotta bake a batch of cookies. Xoxoxox

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Day 1848 Southern Salad

My new favorite lunch place. Hmm I might like it for breakfast if I were downtown then. What can I say. They make a great salad. Their veg is locally grown. So fresh. I bought two salads the day I drew this. I are one for dinner. Then headed to Atlanta leaving the second one in the fridge. I thought. Opps my salad will be gone. Lettuce rotting. NOPE. Amazingly those delicate lettuces that doe the day after you open. The mixed green bags were still delicious.

Well enough yakking about their great salads. Colored with my Charles Reid palette colors. I think I used every color in the palette or at least 90% of them.

Drawn on 300# cp cheap joes Kilimanjaro with a twisbee pen loaded with D’artementis Document Brown. The red is that Faber castell watercolor Perry Col pi used yesterday. Hmm. Cad red or Alizarin?

Best thing about this sketch it may be sold to the owner of the restaurant.

Margaret putting her feet up before she puts on her painting apron. Xoxoxox

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Day 1847 One down and

How many more to go?!!

700 Block of Broad St Augusta Ga

Have to have a lift of paintings to Aiken in a couple of weeks. Eeek.

Watercolor permanent Carmine faber castell watercolor pencil gouache pentel white get pen.

I have a wc board that I found in the middle of the Krogers parking lot. Works great esp with a half sheet covering up the lettering.

These corrugated boards are light and easy to carry around. Love that! And free even better right?!

Always surprised me how much a gel pen shows up in a picture. Can you find it?!

Been adding a background to this guy. Was not wild about the cut and pasted look of him. And was he ever a pain to paint. Next horse is huge. Not on a 9×12.

More paintings pulled to go to be framed for the show or sold at Art on Broad. Clearing out paintings.

Margaret who has five more small sketches to paint or is it four?! Sigh! Xoxoxox oh and some chocolate chip cookies to bake. 700 Broad St Augusta Ga #ink #watercolor #art #painting #artist #painter #aquarelle #georgia #artist #charlesreid #urbansketcher #urbansketchingaugusta #urbansketching

Day 1846 It’s Saturday—EEEKKK!!

Worst Saturday painting in a LONG time. I ever erased a hole in the paper. Note to self: NEVER erase on wet paper. Oopsey.

I drew Macy once.

I drew her twice. EEEEKKKK. She just did not want to appear. Hmmm. I changed pencils once twice thrice.

Then I forgot to take a picture after I started painting. Probably no great loss.

So I came home and started messing with Macy. She want getting any better.

Then I decided to Fealin Lin her with dots all over with the various colors I had painted her.

Who knows I may dot her up some more tomorrow.

A dot here and dot there cures a screwed up painting. Not sure about that but it was fun.

Charles Reid palette colors plus quin gold Prussian blue.

Ok the rest of the gang.

Fred. I really like this wistful painting of Macy.

And Fred did two. Must be fueled with all that latte he made for us.

Tom Needham

Eve. This one actually looks like Macy. Charcoal on toned paper.

The rest escaped before I had a chance to take a pic. Oops.

Margaret taking a nap now and waiting for more rain. Xoxoxox

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Day 1845 Dawg Tahred Part 2

But soldiering on. Have an art show coming up at THE place to exhibit in the area The Aiken Center for the Arts reception Feb 14.

Happy Valentines! 🤔

So how did I paint the lovely Corrie?! 15×22″ hot press fluid which is lovely smooth paper but will lift some unlike Fabriano which is wet blot and do it again. And it’s tough paper that takes erasing over and over.

Of course I used the Charles Reid palette!! You knew that right but actually used maybe eight colors

Second break

I decided her forearm was too long andoved her arm about a half an inch after I started painting. Actually worked out ok. Skin quin gold and cad red light. Her skin was very golden but I think it was the flood light.

Skin Shadows burnt sienna and peacock and a small bit cerulean Oh and cad red light which can be used as shadows. I did that on her face.

DRESS – ultramarine blue or peacock and burnt umber or umber.

HAIR – quin gold umber burnt sienna peacock

Chair -quin gold burnt sienna and some cad red and peacock.

Background – layers of transparent peacock alizarin burnt sienna.

At some point I decided she was too skinny in her body.

So I added about an inch on the left side. Normally on hot press you might get into trouble but not on Fluid.

I also thought her hands too long but that was caused by my sitting almost under the model with her in a tall directors chair which makes for odd perspective.

Lots of chin. The hands were much closer so bigger. The head smaller because she was so far away from me. Lots of foreshortening. Eekkk.

And here she is now. Might darken that long hand a bit to distract from it. We shall see. And lighten that peacock to the right of her eye.

The great Peter Ho whose famous for Plein aire

But Peter paints in any Medium. He does fabulous watercolors and pastels as well. Peter is also extremely well known for his Plein aire paintings. oil painting. I told him he made me want to throw away my brushes and paints. Very sweet guy. Quiet unassuming. He usually paints at the Olmsted Plein Air in April which will be here soon.

First or second break. Peter is fast

Peter Ho Watercolor of Annie Jefferson full sheet cold press FLUID watercolor paper back at Thanksgiving. Only reason I found out he was famous was because I txted the finished painting below to my friend Mike who googled him.

Peter Hos Annie finished.

Margaret who is to paint today. Xoxoxox

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