I have really enjoyed looking at your recent city scapes Ziza. Truly lovely geometrics and colors.
Oh, thank you Rose! I’ve been missing your work here lately. Please give us some eye-pleasing contributions that you so jealously keep from us (and I’m sure you have plenty of them in stock)…
Yes Ziza, you are right, I have a whole slew of them, but I am currently not using Molies. While I was in Southern California visiting with my twin grandbabies I found a sketch book I became fascinated with in a local book store and I bought all they had in stock—which means I now have to fill all of them. The paper is sort of a buff color and accepts watercolor oh so well. Besides, I got a new computer and since I’m a computer idiot, I have to wait for my son to visit to show me how to use the scanner on this one. Between those two casualties I will keep my works to myself for a while. But keep on posting yours. I love the geometrics of your latest city scapes. Just gorgeous!!!
Rose, it’s OK to post non-Moleskine but Moleskine-like works. When your scanner is ready we expect to see them all. Or alternatively, you could use digital photo camera as I do. For me it is muchmore convenient and I have no problems with A4+ formats…
Hi Rose! Very curious about your new love, please, tell more, what name, size, color of the jacket. I am really hurt by the beauty of one sketchbook I saw in NJ in Jerry’s , but didn’t have money and don’t know if we’ll meet again. It was on sale for $30 with distressed edges of pages. And about computer, may be we can conference in Skype and help you to set up your scanner? Main thing you have to have CD which came with scanner.
Hi Rose! I’ve missed your work too! And just wanted to let you know that if you don’t have the CD that came with your scanner or can’t find it, you can get the software on line from the manufacturer. Or, like Ziza, use a digital camera
Thanks for all your help everyone, but I’m too busy right now to bother and will wait for my son’s visit. I have a local friend who could help me too, but I’ve not been home enough to ask. It seems now that the weather is FINALLY getting warm I am once more always gone, except on the days when I have to work, which is only two days a week.
So in the meantime I will stop in and enjoy everyone else’s efforts.
Nikira, the sketch book I am currently working in is called “Original CLASSIC” by Cachet (Daler-Rowney). It’s the one with Canford Ecru paper. But it’s a love/hate relationship since colors seem to be more dull on ecru than they are on a white background. However, the size is convenient at 7 x 5 inches, and the paper is fairly smooth without buckling for the amount of water I use for painting wildflowers. It certainly wouldn’t take a whole lot of water without buckling, but it’s great for the field notes I take out in nature, and it packs well into my field kit.
I also bought some gouache paints to try, and a watercolor box I’m in love with, the Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Box. I bought the 24 colors although it comes with less, and there is a lovely waterbrush that comes with it.
My son took me to an art supply warehouse while I was in L.A. and I went slightly mad with my credit card. Can you imagine aisle after aisle of art supplies? Well, yes, living in NY you probably see them all the time. I simply couldn’t resist, and now I wish I’d bought more. Maybe it’s a good thing there is no such place close to where I live. I live a very simple lifestyle and deliberately keep things simple, but when it comes to art supplies I’m sort of like an addict.
Regarding that Cachet sketchbook, because it is bound with a large spiral, it will be difficult to scan and even more difficult to keep neatly on a shelf once I’ve finished a book. I look at my dozen or so of the Moleskines and they way they look so neat and tidy on the shelf, and I have to say I’m still just as much in love with them as ever. It’s just that I saw this, tried it out, and then went back and got the rest because it intrigued me. Field notes do look nice on an ecru background.
Rose, I think we all fully understand your urge tu spend money on art supplies. It is not healthy to go to large stores – too expensive yet hard to resist. Online is probably better.
Regarding scanning: send originals to me and I’d scan them and post in your name. I promise I’d treasure them with love!
I think some people will promise just about anything to get mail. Hahahahah
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