Margaret show has to get busy drawing for Watercolor Live today. xoxoxox
Crystal is a super model. Been drawing her off and on for a while since going to the Atlanta Artist Center where she also models. Now She’s doing online modeling sessions via Townsend Atelier about once a month on Monday at 5 EST. You can contact them at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. They have a phenomenal range of classes.
One advantage to doing a zoom session is that you can capture her pose with a screen shot.
Handy if you want to tweak your sketches. Doesn’t matter if there’s not enough detail because you really don’t want to get bogged down with the details.
The camera was down near her feet so there was a lot of odd foreshortening. She really doesn’t have big feet except from that angle. Lol.
Margaret who needs to get busy xoxoxo
Maggie having a relaxing Sunday after WordPress tried to eat this post. Xoxoxox
Might have too many hard edges. Will see what my fav two critics say.
Portrait Society of America is currently meeting in Atlanta and running live streams on their Facebook page. The paint out TH a nite was awesome. 12 portrait painters painting four models live. Here’s the link.
Also a link to last years winners here. Tonite we think they will live stream this years winners.
Where’s my glass of wine? Kicking myself for not going. Darn it.
Fluid 140# paper M Graham watercolor
Made a quick trip downtown to the Aiken Center for the Arts. Nice fiber art show from the upstate. And that’s a wrap folks.
Well the time has come to take a class from the famous Mary Whyte. Off to St Simons next week via Dick Blick class in Savannah to spend my gift certificates. You know I “need “ something. Right?
Best part will be hanging out with my friend Karen Schaaf who I haven’t seen since before covid. Karen recently got her NWS signature and will be in the next issue of Splash 22. We can say we knew her when. Met her at Cheap Joes taking a class from the late great Charles Reid. I think I have almost every book he wrote.
Thinking about repainting it since it looks off to me now. Nose too long and the mouth twitched to the side. And what’s with the light streak across her chin. Bytw mom did NOT like this painting. Never pout mom, never pout.
This is the photo the painting is based on taken on her 90th birthday. A friend said she was concentrating. Maybe so.
It has the baby’s name in one corner heart her parents in another, her dob in the third and place of birth in the last one.
Margaret under her quilt on the sofa who really needs to pack for her Mary Whyte class next week but heck I can do that tomorrow right?! Xoxoxo
Seven to go. Used three pens. Lamy Ef or a micro uniball and sometimes a white pentel gel pen.
Margaret excited I have made it this far in inktober. Xoxoxo
I left the house with $20 in cash in my pocket. by the time I went to pay for my items it was gone. No check and they do not take credit cards which I had plenty of.
A very kind man paid for mine when I told the lady I would run back to the house and find it or a check. Wow!! Thanks mystery man. His story is the pencil writing in the background. Had to commemorate the event.
Anyway Stillman and Birn Epsilon or hmm is it a Beta? heavy paper compared to the Alpha that I usually use. Uniball micro pen. American Journey watercolors.
I added some more darks. The shadows on the top right of the building- the third story?! Under the roof line and the left side of it. I also added some darks to all the windows and the thing that looks like a garage door.
Now if I could just get rid of that red smear but oh well. Short of adding a dog or a person that’s not happening. Well not today.
High Street, Henley, UK
Hot press fluid 140# watercolor paper
I did this on a shopkeeparty.com paint along g w Ian Fennelly that I posted in my YouTube list of his classes yesterday. Lots of fun. Love hitting the Pause button.
I started painting this a little after 9 last nite. But it was fun.
The drawing and the shading. This is mostly tombow pen with some Pitt pen for details. The Pitt pens are permanent.
Watercolor layer done. I only used a few colors. Quin sienna, ultramarine, alizarin, burnt umber a dab of cerulean, and yellow ochre. Next time I will use more transparent color.
the finish. I really enjoyed doing the details in ink with Pitt pens like the column cap, the bricks, the sidewalk, tv antennas and a plethora of other details. Shading with cross hatching so much fun. It’s somehow soothing. I used a .03 Pitt pen for that. The Pitt pens have India ink in them.
Now I need to do some of Augusta or Atlanta. Really enjoy doing these. Been a pen nut since first grade and probably a painting nut even longer.
Margaret watching an ink seminar on crowdcast. My there are some positives about covid like zoom and crowdcast activities.