Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Salute to the Redbay Tree




Painted plein air using the direct watercolor method.  Text and line work added in the studio with Faber Castell markers.  Journal:  Stillman and Birn Alpha, soft cover.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Ever Lovely Horse Sugar Tree


Drawn and painted from life.  I'm fortunate to have these lovely trees in my backyard : )

Ink drawing and lettering done on 5.6.  Painted on 5.9. 
A page doesn't have to be completed in one sitting - Create when you can.

Friday, May 1, 2020

My Way to Play


For years I gave playing the game of golf a go.  I loved the scenery and happened to see a lot of the courses we played with my particular game...  I came to look on golf the same way Mark Twain did - a good walk spoiled.

Then, the last 5 years I played, I began to bring my sketchbook and watercolor pencils with me.  My husband and I would always play with 2 other men.  I had time to sketch little bits of things when they were on the tee box.  I immersed myself into what I loved and would forget the last lousy shots made.  This practice helped me take 10 strokes off of my game!!!

I no longer play the game, but do join my husband in the cart with my plein air setup.

These two small studies were started while the foursome finished one hole and teed up on the next.  I finished them from memory as we rode along.  
My little lap desk was purchased at an office supply store.  They also come in a light aluminum.  Their original use is for workers in the field that have forms to store inside.  When closed it acts like a clipboard.  I use blue tack to hold my brushes and small mixing palette.  Lots of clips to hold things in place.  It can be a bouncy windy ride around the courses!