Monday, September 21, 2009

My Tools of Discovery

The theme of the next issue of ArtNews, the Arts Council of Beaufort County's quarterly publication, is Innovation: Science, Technology & the Arts.

I have been invited to author the All Art is Local column.  I love the theme.  It's a natural fit with my love of nature journaling.  I'm very honored to partake!

This is one of the images I will use to show how I innovate with science.


  1. This is beautiful! I love the composition and the color.

    Great job.
    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  2. Thank you Barb! Good to hear from you :)

  3. Read this post in Google Reader this morning and was then called away from my computer. Lovely sketch. This is how I like to decorate my antique desk. Thanks. Very inspirational. And congrats on your column.

  4. Wonderful! I love those Micron pens, too! Do you mostly use watercolor pencils?

  5. Thanks, Maree and Elizabeth!

    Yes, Elizabeth, for the most part my studies are done with a set of 12 Derwent wc pencils and NIJI WaterBrushes. I love their ease of use and portability. I have been including a mini set of watercolors lately.

    The wc pencils have helped me understand the ins and outs of watercolor. I love using traditional wc in the studio but used to be timid about plein air painting with them. I think sketching in nature has helped my confidence level all the way around.

  6. Thanks, Pam!
    My journey was opposite yours in that I used watercolor in my journals, but had to take Kate's online class to learn how to effectively use watercolor pencils. I like the Derwent wc pencils, too. I have to say that any kind of water media is tricky out in the field!