Hahnemuhle 140# half sheet
Anyway here’s the photo.
Margaret done for the day. xoxoxox hoping she will get this one painted and then finish the Atlanta one. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
Step 1. Lay out pens on your paper at the angles you will draw the buildings.
Step 2. Drawn with a very light Tombow on 140# hot press Fabriano 15×20″. Delicious paper. Sometimes I think it would be easier to start these off with a pencil. Then you can erase the inevitable oopseys.
Step 3. Ink it with a .03 permanent fine liner adding a few more details.
Step 4. Watercolor layer. Only four colors used. Ultramarine, cad red dark, burnt sienna or quin sienna and cobalt teal light.
Step 5. Adding more Tombow and darker tombows including black.
Step 6. Adding more details! Using the permanent fine liners. .03 .02 .01 And a bit more Tombows.
Step 7. And last add a bit more watercolor. And a few more splatters. I do love splattering.
That’s a wrap. The last Sunday Funday with Ian Fennelly. Ian’s been a very busy boy during the pandemic offering a ton of classes in Studio56Boutique.com.
Margaret tucked up in bed. Xoxoxo
Done for the moment. Sunday Funday with Ian Fennelly. Who could resist drawing the Eiffel Tower with Ian??! Really enjoyed it despite I wore my hand out inking it. Should have taken a lunch break. One of my fav places in Paris esp when lit up at night.
I sat under it on one Saturday nite drawing it. Heaven for someone who loves to sketch.
Of course I can’t find the picture of the sketch right now. A double page spread too.
The sketch. Tombow time.
Firming it up with permanent ink markers. Like the lettering but little matchbox cars. Oops. Oh well. Can’t have it all, right?!
First layer of watercolor. Four colors. Winsor Newton Brown Madder, WN Cerulean, WN Prussian Blue, and M Graham Azo Orange. Oh a dab of ivory black used as a grey.
Close up. Yummy colors. The weird brown red is the the brown madder.
Adding more tombows. Coloring with the marker end. A range of greys and black. Second sweep with watercolor. Cross hatching underway with permanent fine liners .05, .03 and .01.
Finished exhale or it got a little dark. One good thing abt fluid hotpress. You can wipe some of the color off.
Here it is now. My fav bit are the cobble stones near the crosswalk. No idea why but there it is.
But this one is still my fav.
Margaret watching Bull again. Not listening to it again. Xoxoxox
I really like it now. Marking this one DONE. I even signed it. As we say when painting in Aiken it’s done if you signed it. Actually we say it’s not done til it’s signed but this one is.Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev
Detail of the foreground water. More
Yesterday. I added a lot of black in the focal point. More shadows along the bottom of the buildings. Darkened the water into an L shape. Painted the roof oranger. Added highlights to the focal point and the water with white gouache. Oh and I lightened the grey stones on left. Added more green to the water. I think that’s it.
Really not a lot but in the right place adds drama.
Today I took another fascinating Zoom online class with Vlad Yesilesev in Value Sketching today. He always does one before he paints a scene or a photo.
These value sketches will be used for this months paint alongs on Sunday afternoons.
He says a value sketch determines your Composition and Value which are the most important things in any painting.
After you determine your Composition you do Value with the highest contrast in your focal point with lightest and darkest. There will also be more detail in this area. NEVER copy a photo.
It does not have to be pretty.
So here’s what we did today. The photo. Kind of Ho hum boring.
Cortez Fl Cottage cropped. changed a lot hasn’t it??!
The value sketch. The Adirondack chair is the focal point. I think these things are really cool. That chair just really pops when you see it in person.
You can highlight what you want to like that great arches bridge.
This one was not cropped.
My value sketch. Now to try to do this on my own before I forget how. So little time and so much to do.
Margaret putting her feet up for now. Xoxoxo
Scribbling the birds eating and the lush greenery from all the rain.
No pencil in this sketch. Just using the Caran D’ache Neocolor ii crayons which are a lot of fun.
May hit this with water. The colors will really pop but it would loose all the scribbley lines which I like. What to do what to do. Stay tuned.
Caran d’ache Neocolor ii stillman and birn Alpha
Margaret off to Laguna Beach CA to paint with Vlad Yesilesev. You should come too. Get ready for paint to fly. Xoxoxo Have a wonderful Sunday.
Spend the pandemic than virtual painting travel with Vlad Yesilesev
St. Martin du Mont
Almost done. Had to put my light pole back in. Oopsey.
Before I scraped the light pole in.
This paper loves to be scraped. Not sure what it is. Thinking 300# Kilimanjaro cold press.
I scratched the pole in with an xacto knife point. Doesn’t leafs work well but this paper loves it. I don’t like the way the same knife acts on Fabriano or arches.
Vlads value sketch
The sketch which I kept rearranging.
Cad yellow and red, cobalt, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, Alizarin with a little dioxzine purple and a grey mix of those. Aka stir up your palette. Some yellow ochre gold.
Orange roofs added. Cad red and yellow
Dark greens added. Neutral tint, yellow, cobalt, and vandyke brown for tree green. Scraped wit a chunk of old credit card. Greys are palette soup.
Windows added. Cad red yellow and dioxzine purple. Cheap Joes turquoise on grey car windows.
Tree alizarin dioxzine purple and neutral tint shadow.
End of class
And now w the light post scraped out.
Zoe guarding my painting.
Back to my scarf. Only about 3 feet long now.
Margaret w her feet up xoxoxo
So far. Was completely worn out when this paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev was done. Already making a list of improvements.
I couldn’t help but think that Frank and Mike on American Pickers would be Gaga over this old army truck. Vlad cracked me up by saying wonder what color this truck used to be. I wanted to say how about army green?!!!😂👍🏻
The sketch. Half sheet. A major undertaking. Eeek
First wash. Only a few colors cerulean sky neutral tint alizarin dioxzine purple cobalt yellow ochre cad yellow and red cobalt turquoise burnt sienna. That’s about it for now.
Accidently shot the barn up close. Thought u might like a look. Really nothing there is there.
and not done yet. Half sheet Fabriano rough.
Worn out. Had a glass of wine which I do about once a year. Today was the day.
Another way to look at masks. Better to wear and not need than to not wear and need aka be ill.😘
Hugs wear a mask stay safe.
Quite pleased with it now. What looks like a simple painting is really quite complicated. Truly it is.Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev
Worked on the bubbly sky adding greys. Sorting out screwed up roofs and chimneys. It’s easy to get lost in all the different planes. Trying not to loose the Light. Tweaking the background. Adding highlights to the church steeple and some darks. The list goes on. Adding lots of shadows and more greys.
Yesterday. Can you see the difference?!
Margaret who almost forgot to post and does have some sketches. Xoxoxo