This painting will be part of the upcoming Pence Gallery Exhibit in January 2019.
I’m on a roll on painting china bowls. Memories of my mother.
Life is simple. Small purple flowers from my potted garden. Centered and focus. Simple elegance.
This painting is on hold until my exhibit in January 2019.
With my busy schedules, sketching allows me to satisfy that need to draw and paint. My sketches are done in Moleskine sketchbook, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2. I usually have my TWSBI fountain pen with Noodler’s Lexington Grey ink and waterbrush attached to the Moleskine. If I have time in the early morning brushes and water on the dining table ready for a quick watercolor painting. And of course, my coffee.
I’m excited to say that I’m participating in the 30×30 Direct Watercolor 2018 Challenge. What I’m understanding about doing direct watercolor is to paint with pure watercolor. I cheated. I started out with a gestural pencil sketch and then add watercolor in a free forming fashion. The originator of the challenge is Marc Taro Holmes and his blog post explains more on the process.
My set up is using the early morning light.
A gift from a woman for drawing lessons to her daughter.
Flowers fade but a painting last.
I had been inspired by Brian Astle‘s paintings of daily studies – a singular object, the use of a palette knife to texture the background and the losing of the edge.
This dated item I kept around for over 30 years. In my 20’s I had worked as a graphic artist and had used this to removed rubber cement or wax from the typeset text to reposition it. Definitely before computers. Nowadays, hitting “delete” is all that’s needed.
Leftover tangerines not eaten.