Sunday, April 18, 2010

Virtual Paintout: Stavanger, Norway

This is a Stavanger, Norway sketch painting that didn't make the time cut-off for the Virtual Paintout. I still wanted to do it since the shapes and colors were so interesting, not to mention the towering perspective from the street. Reference here.
This is the first painting I've done using only watercolor tube paints instead of watercolor markers and pencils. I see the wisdom of mixing paint on a palette. The next evolution will be to use different brushes beyond the Niji waterbrush.

Monday, April 12, 2010

EDM Challenge #15: Draw a Tree

A quick pencil sketch view of a nice shady spot under a beautiful tree from a porch/deck I was working on at a friend/client's home. Stopping for a break, I drew this...which is unusual for me because I don't tend to sketch during working hours.
Maybe this fine spring day heralds a refreshing change of habit.