Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Plein Air and Memory Watercolor Sketches

During the palette knife painting workshop with Jane Smithers, we also sketched in our journals.

The larger image is a 15 minute plein air sketch, the smaller a two-minute memory sketch. Both using just watercolors with no initial pencil sketch.

I so love timed sketching.  Stokes become quite simplified. It's great for loosening up and colors stay fresh. 

Both sketches are done in a Stillman & Birn Alpha series hardbound journal.