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. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
I actually like this so far. The morning will tell. Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev
Yellow ochre cobalt and alizarin This layer will eventually disappear or appear to be white.
Margaret ready for a nap after four hours of madly chasing after Vlad today. Eeek.
Portweir Lock Essex Sussex UK I do think the beach should be greyer. Any easy fix of I add blue to it. Either cerulean or cobalt should do the trick.
That rusty colored burnt Sienna beach doesn’t do a thing for me. bet it’s going to get changed soon!!
Margaret who might just gesso over this one. Xoxoxox
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.
He was so cute I decided to write down some of the things that he did and said like he’s calling me Gaga. Who wouldn’t want to be as glamorous as Gaga without the tortured bit. I better step up my game.
The black and white sketch done with my micro uniball pen. In some ways I like this better. The grassy area bothers me a bit.
And since I had screwed up this page I decided to write down my activities which seemed to mainly consist of binge watching tv binge knitting and shopping. I was using gift certificates for a lot of my art store buying. Still have more to spend. Blicks and Binders had discontinued Daniel Smith Watercolors. What the heck?!
I drove to Roswell to the big Blick store a round trip of 64 miles across Atlanta traffic. Should have just gone to the Intown Blick on Peachtree. Only a few miles from my sons houses and they have almost everything that I want there. I don’t buy all that extra stuff at the other Blick.
One of the socks I binge knitted. I mean Christmas is coming right?
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
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
Done. For sale 15×20″ cold press 300# Kilimanjaro
Love my trees. Painted with Daniel Smith Payne’s grey a yellow mix used for the trees yellow ochre Holbein lilac and a cad yellow light. A few bits of cobalt cerulean mix.
Oh and most importantly painted w a saber brush and a dagger brush uncontrollable but make wonderful lines for trees.
The snow was done w cobalt. I tried adding cerulean but always get a nasty opaque grey with it so wiped it off. Scrubby scrubby.
Other colors used burnt sienna burnt umber and Prussian blue in his jeans.
I got carried away having fun painting the trees on the right. Finally decided to wipe some out by scrubbing with a paint brush. They are not the focal point.
My morning greeting. Anyone need a kitty kitty?!!
Margaret who can’t let them starve. Xoxoxo