Again a little "indoor en plein air" as I call it...where I am not in the studio but somewhere else in the house with my little travel bag. I wonder if I am the first one in the challenge to make some art and then paint a picture of the art I just made? Is that cheating? :-)
I put the coffeepot that I just did a Zentangle® on a few days ago into a still life! I did this little watercolor and ink sketch out on the Florida room on the glass table which gave the challenge of trying to infer the transparent glass. I have a lovely poinsettia left from the holidays that I wanted to put into one of my sketches.
I wanted a cup in the painting and made the mistake (a beginner mistake, what was I thinking?) of leaving it "tangent" to the pot instead of slightly in front. Blah! Oh well. It's just a sketch. I will remember next time. Again this is in my Strathmore wet media 90# 9 x 12 sketchbook.
Afterwards I went to Brenda Swenson's blog and asked her if she does her ink sketch first and then wc or the reverse. (In this one I did ink last.) But she has encouraged me to do the ink first (no pencil) and then add color. Her recent wc and ink sketches done in person at the Rose Bowl are off to the right side of my blog. She is amazing!!! I am taking a class from her at Dillman's in Wisconsin in June. Can't wait!!!
If you want to find a workshop in almost any medium with top quality artists google "Dillmans Resort" and see what they offer. How lucky I am so close!!!
We will be 82 here in central Florida today...I WILL be en plein air now!!! Oh yippee.
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