This painting will be part of the upcoming Pence Gallery Exhibit in January 2019.
I had been more into sketching buildings lately especially after taking the Sketchbook Skool course on Urbansketching.
In Davis, I was drawn to these very old apartments that I’ve seen for over 30 years. Located next to them was a sandwich shop that I took my then very young sons after a play at the park. What struck me about these apartments was the entry facade, not often seen in modern day buildings.
Nearby to the apartments are these very new townhomes. Colors and brickworks are what makes these modern day places unique.
A month later I ate at one of my favorite places in Woodland, California. A hole in a wall place that served Italian and Scandinavian cuisune. They are known for their outdoor oven.
Another little dog that I had met at the park.
I had done this little dog in watercolor. Here’s the post of it – https://marleneleeart.com/2018/06/30/the-final-watercolors/.
Day 21 of 30×30 Direct Watercolor 2018
We met at the steps of the Mrak Building on the UCD campus right along the arboretum. The regulars met as well as out-of-towners from the Sacramento area – Carmichael.
Two young girls with their mother join us. After an attempt to sketch the Taiko drummers who regularly practiced on Saturdays mornings at the top for the garage parking building, the nippy wind forced us inside the Manetti Shrem museum. Here I was able to captured the two girls.
I used Noodlers Kiowa Pecan ink filled in a TWSBI fountain pen. I love my TWSBI and the color of the ink but the ink was something to get used to. I discovered with the palm tree drawing that the ink is water soluble. I had to be very careful on the amount of water to apply without destroying the lines. Other that it produces a very interesting effect…