Hahnemuhle 140# half sheet
Well maybe …in the gates but waiting for the race to start. Hoping not to be an also ran.
Can I just call this done?!
This is my primary picture I am using. I have a ton of photos of the Fox. I snap them when traffic backs up at the light or just put the phone on the dash and take a surreptitious pic or two.
Try upside down. You will see it works.
On another subject. New cat on the back porch. Eeek. Worse my cats who are bigger than it are afraid of it and run when it tries to eat their food. Dummies don’t know they are suppose to run it off. Sigh.
Ultramarine Cobalt and Thalo Blue!!
Colors used Ultramarine cobalt Thalo lemon yellow cad red alizarin titanium white.
I noticed that my liquified seemed to have dried out much more than the more expensive golden paints.
The brushes. Used a lot of those dirt cheap house painting brushes. Make great grass like marks.
Everyone needs one of these. It opens any jar or better yet tubes of paint. Opens the small to the large size. My youngest son said he wanted to inherit mine. I found them at Publixs in the kitchen section during the pandemic. He was thrilled when I gave him his.
Go buy one. You will be glad you did.
Quitting for now because it’s annoying me greatly!!
About 15×15″ rough Fabriano 300# mixed media. Goauche Watercolor and pastel.
Who would have thought that would ever be a combo you would use together but LOVED the technique the speed and the splashy fun.
Spring bluebells at Castle Howard
Got a little carried away making lines with my sword brush but who knew it made those long splatter marks. Load a sword brush with a lot of paint and water and sling it and you get stripey lines like on the bottom right.
I had my splatter all over the floor feeling my inner Jackson Pollack and the tv and the table and goodness knows where I will find it.
Cobalt and alizarin I think. Oh and cerulean. This was just using a regular brush making lines rolling it. Who knew you could roll a paint brush to make marks?!
Adding greens by making them. Viridian and yellows for the green more splattering and slinging paint
Adding pastel to the trees abs blue and green pastel to make shadows and marks. Then white gouache mixed with yellow. Last thing I added was some cheap Joe’s American Journey sky blue mixes with white gouache. I may go back and add some Andrew’s turquoise mixed with white gouache too and some blue & purple pastel. Maybe
If you ever get a chance to take a class from Robert Dutton do. The man is a wild man with ideas popping out of him like a pot boiling over. Taking a three hour class from him next week. Can’t wait. Had to order some new soft pastels for it from Amazon because we don’t have an art supply store anymore. 😩😩
Rather like this. Might be my fav watercolor I have done lately.
Quarter sheet Hahnamuhle Cezanne 140#
Took a fast 1 hr class with Graham Booth sponsored by Shopkeeparty as an ad for his longer paid class next Th. You can also purchase a downloadable video of the session too and have permanent access to it. As I said John at Shopkeeparty is doing a great service to the art community. It was posted on YouTube today.
I have followed Graham on YouTube for a while and do like to paint along with him when I have time energy and like his subject. The videos he posts are shorter but still interesting.
Graham lives in N Ireland. At what other time could you be in Ga and take a class from someone live in N Ireland?! Zoom makes it possible.
The photo. Somewhere in Scotland but could be in the Blue Ridge so that’s what I am going with.
First wash. Sky way to pale.
Always amazed at how it changes when you add some darks. Mix of quin gold and ultramarine. I think.
Splat the buildings were done. Some of the foreground. Cad red on the roofs. Burnt sienna ultramarine for greys. Ultramarine and alizarin for the purple. More green in the foreground. Splattering red for flowers and I think yellow.
And then we were fine. Adding a few shadows and more darks in the foreground.
Zoe telling me to get up yesterday.
Ttyl Margaret xoxoxo
You know one of the things That is a good side effect of the pandemic is all the zoom classes with famous artists that you could never afford to take from in person. And no travel. Do it at your favorite painting table. A win win if there is one in this hideous pandemic.
Quitting now. I worked on my sky a bit. And splattered a lot with white gouache, cad yw, opera, and some Joe’s Andrew’s Turquoise. Softened a few edges. Lightened a few spots that had gotten too wet to paint the bushes on and gone dark.
Will try again with a different building on Hahnamuhle rough instead of Kilimanjaro cold press. Let’s see how it does.
The sketch. Not much to it is there?! Kilimanjaro 300# cold press.
First wash. Dry brushing once I remembered to. Oops. Scratching in the field a bit. And splattering the green to simulate followers. The sky omg. Puffballs. Eek.
Progress. Using my cheap Joe’s Scroggys loose goosy, a kind of saber brush, to paint the flowers – all those lines. It also makes great hair, branches and sometimes telephone lines.
Adding details and darks. Trees and bushes. It was still to wet to do a lot of these but I plowed on chasing Keiko.
NEVER drink espresso Before Doing phone lines. Wobbly lines. Sigh.
Finally remembered how to dry brush trees. Added some neutral tint and some yellow ochre and alizarin to the sky. More cobalt too.
Thought it was done. But eeek. That hard edge under the house bushes. Had to wipe them out some.
If you are interested in taking online classes. Shopkeeparty.com offers all kinds of art classes twice a week. Every Tues am there’s a one hour one that is free to the public on YouTube. There’s also an extensive backlog of videos on YouTube all free for the watching on Shopkeeparty. John Harrison who runs it has been doing these for a year now. Another COVID benefit. He’s in England. His artists are all over the world.
Margaret xoxoxox who should sell some art to pay for the expensive sliding door that’s getting g replaced. Salesman coming today. Eeekk.
Looking at this boat makes me smile. Love the silly birds on top. Clyde and co!
The photo. I was trolling YouTube this am and discovered an Ian Fennelly paint along and I thought way more fun than listening to NPR and doing the Aigusta National golf club.
And I was right. Always fun to listen to Ian natter on. This is an old sailboat on the river Dee in Cornwall. Something about the river isn’t there anymore just the marshes?!
Stage 1. The pen layout.
Stage 2. Drawing the boat and environs with a Tombow fine tip end. A number 65 I think.
Stage 3. Coloring the boat w tombows and fine liners.
Stage 4&5. Color added then some more marker detail. Also the silly gulls. Limited palette Ultramarine, Burnt sienna, Orange, green gold, white gouache.
Margaret who almost forgot to post. Xoxoxox
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
Two paintings in one day and a nice long nap on the sofa when I finished.
I painted and drew from 9 am to almost 5! Guess my artistic block is over. Amazing how a vaccine takes the pressure off! Hope you get yours soon.
The drawing. 300 # cold press Kilimanjaro. Nice paper! Masking fluid was added to reserve the white of the whiskers.
Off to a wild start with Liz Chadderton. You too can paint a cute Easter bunny. She makes her animal paintings look so easy but let me tell you they aren’t. My paper kept drying out making hard edges. Sigh.
Almost done. This only took 40 minutes and about forty years of practicing. Only 3 colors used. French ultramarine, burnt sienna or burnt umber and opera pink. Masking fluid on the whiskers.
And that’s a wrap. Back to my nap. 😴 Margaret 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