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. 


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! I love your pages!!

    1. Thanks so, Claire!! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

    2. Thanks, Rhonda!! So been missing be able to read your posts. Craziness at work about to slow down. I'll be back!