Day 1949 – 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

Old Kodak Store on Ponce in Atlanta. #Urbansketching #ink #atlanta #midtown #georgia #watercolor #art #painting #artist #painter #aquarelle #watercolor #kodak #photography #camera #lifestyleblogger #lifestylechange #drawing #travel #travelblogger #holbein #drawing #sketching #charlesreid #poncecitymarket

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

Southern Salad! My Art Show opening Feb 14 Aiken Center for the Arts! #ink #watercolor #art #painting #artist #painter #aquarelle #georgia #artist #charlesreid #urbansketcher #urbansketchingaugusta #urbansketching #augusta #southernsalad

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

WIP- Macy – 15×22” Fluid hot press #watercolor #art #painting #artist #painter #aquarelle #southcarolina #aiken #allaprima #artist #painter #aquarelle #lifestyleblogger #fealinlin #drawing #sketching #holbein #charlesreid #lifemodel

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

Corrie 15×22” hot press fluid #fluid #atlantaartistcenter #watercolor #art #painting #artist #portrait #aquarelle #georgia #atlanta #charlesreid #watercolor #artist #painter #aquarelle #drawing #sketching #lifemodel #nudesketch #portrait #portraitpainting #portraits #portraitart #peterho

Day 1843 Who knew!?

There was one last post unpublished from Key West. Well this is really Key Largo. We love love love to stop at Buzzards Roost both coming and going.

It marks the beginning and the end of our 125 mile drive on the Overseas Highway which connects all the Keys from Largo To Key West.

It includes the Seven Mile Bridge so named because it crosses 7 miles of water. The old one blown up in the Jamie Lee Curtis Arnold Scwhartznegger movie True Lies.

So our meal at Buzzards Roost is both a celebration of arrival in this sketch or one of sad exit back into the Florida mainland.

Watercolor pencils Lamy EF Stillman and Birn Alpha.

Margaret Xoxoxox catching up on the news.

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Day 1842 Divinely Lickable

Best food I have eaten in maybe ever at the Corner Kitchen in Asheville. So good.

And the tiny Biltmore Estate agents house in Biltmore Village that is now the restaurant is so charming and adorable. Tiny rooms. A tiny stair up to the second floor dining rooms all two of them each maybe 8×10 – room for five tables and a waitress.

But the fireplace. Sooner or later I will sit in the other room and draw that darned tiled early 1900s fireplace.

Food is killer. Just THE best and well worth a drive to Asheville just to eat at the Corner Kitchen.

Corner Kitchen Asheville Maybe my fav restaurant anywhere #asheville #cornerkitchen northcarolina #wnc #mountain #blueridge #smokies #Urbansketching #ink #watercolor #art #painting #artist #painter #aquarelle #watercolor #drawing #travel #travelblogger #drawing #sketching #charlesreid

Same watercolor pencils as yesterday. Lamy EF Stillman and Birn Alpha.

Margaret who should be at life modeling but whose freaking out over our show next month at the Aiken Center for the Arts. Think HUGE framing bill. Twenty plus paintings. Xoxoxox

Day 1841 Downtown lowdown

I think there’s a Facebook page for that.

Where I park my car when I get my hair cut downtown at the sixth hundred block of broad parking.

I. M. Pie the architect designed that weird temple triangle skylight covered addition on top of the tallest building the Lamar building I think.

Always like how the morning light hits the buildings and makes them glow.

Off to see the Mule with Clint Eastwood filmed here in Aigusta and also in my sons neighborhood in Decatur. His next door neighbor was the chicken wrangler for the movie. Aka he kept the chickens when they weren’t on set. He has a backyard full of wonderfully fluffy clucks.

Colors used – see above Watercolor pencils. Lamy Vista Noodler Eelskin Black stillman and birn alpha – almost full!!

Margaret xoxoxo where it will be 70 again today.

My fav buildings downtown watercolor pencil #ink #watercolor #art #painting #artist #painter #aquarelle #georgia #allaprima #stillmanandbirn #artist #painter #aquarelle #charlesreid #urbansketcher #urbansketchingaugusta #urbansketching #mixedmediajournal

Day 1840 Clean Up! 🧹 🧼 🧽

Another drawing with people standing and sitting Aron d that I love. Just a few lines but they capture the people. Colored with faber castell Watercolor pencils. Lamy EF Noodler Eelskin Black stillman and Birn alpha almost full.

Thinking about putting the ladies on the right sitting at the table at Betsy’s yesterday that was empty.

Or maybe they would prefer one of the restaurants on Laurens with sunny tables?!

A good use for sketchbook drawings in finished art I think.

Why doesn’t Augusta have all these restaurants with sidewalk dining. Or maybe they aren’t all so close together?!

If it’s a reasonably warm sunny day I always chose outside tables.

Thought you might like to see what I did with that Christmas page. Always a sad day when you clean out the last of Christmas at least to me.

I journaled about Christmas under Henry’s bookmark that he made for me.

Fun adding the fold out pages. I will add washi tape to the bookmark when I dig it out.

I did the same thing with the sketch that Livie gave me on my Christmas stocking. It’s on the left side. And folds out too. This time so you can see her collaged pages. She will get washi tape too. Livie loves washi tape.

Margaret xoxoxo sad to see Christmas go. Knitters at EarthFare Malias #watercolor #art #painting #artist #painter #aquarelle #georgia #allaprima #neocolorii #carandache #stillmanandbirn #artist #painter #aquarelle #lifestyleblogger #lifestylechange #drawing #sketching #charlesreid #urbansketcher #urbansketchingaugusta #urbansketching #mixedmediajournal