This a record of my struggle painting this past Friday. Sketchers met at Rosehip Garden in Coupeville on a beautiful warm, sunny day. I found a shady place to sketch that gave me a view of the red back door and a wonderful shadow slanting in from the West.
Feeling experimental, I sketched with my big brush and lots of water. Unfortunately, the paper was not quite up to it and would look better ironed! 8-) I love the size and whiteness of the paper, but it can't handle too much water & paint. It is a 93lb Aquabee, Super deluxe. The shadow didn't look right and required repair with gouache when I got home. Next time, heavier paper!
|The Red Door|
Sketch # 2: There is something in my makeup that looks at multiples, like mirrors on a wall or in this case, sets of windows. I love the puzzle they create and it absorbs my mind when I am sketching these complicated views. I wish for the talent to be a bit more correct with architecture, but life is what it is and its still fun. This was painted on Arches 140lb paper that I made into a sketch book.
Another recent sketch is of the Boatyard Inn. A place Ted and I stayed for a couple of nights this summer. The architecture is so fun and funky. The inside is modern, clean with lots of space and views of the Langley Harbor. We loved it!
|The Boatyard Inn, a lovely place to stay!|
Keep painting! Pat