Lady in Rain
5″ x 3″ Watercolor
Can’t live without this, June 2010, Theme Challenge
Summer is truly here. Its hot here in Texas. I call this one Belly. I used my 5″ x 3″ Moleskien with Fabriano paper loaded in there. Its 90lb cp watercolor paper.
Ok, finally some sketches near and around downtown Houston. This is from a recent bike trip on the Buffalo Bayou. Theres trails all down the bayou. A lot of ups and downs. I caught this guy walking across the bridge just in time to lay in the first colors. For my blacks I like to use French Ultramarine and Burnt Umber. I started my bike trip at Memorial Park and went all the way downtown. Its about a 8 mile loop. I eventually made two trips just to get more sketches in and explore and have a blast down the trails. I spoted a fellow sketcher sketching a scene from under a bridge, he even had a tripod setup to do his sketches, though I didn’t stick around to see what he did I was off to do my own. Later I returned to see what he was sketching but he was no longer there so I did my version, I’ll post it later.
5″ x 8″ Watercolor and pen
First page in my sketchbook with bran new sketchkit. Oh, geeze, I still can’t get over someone steeling my sketchkit. It cost me about $50 just to by most of it, minus some brushes. I all have in it is a number 6 round W&N Sceptre 2 watercolor brush, pencil, pen, clip, 12 pan W&N 1/2pan travel watercolor kit, Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook 5″ x 8″ and of course a new leather case. Man that case needs some wearing out. Its a little troublesome to get all the stuff in there, the leather needs to stretch. The other case held everything real nice and easy to put in, just right like a pair of shoes.
Anyway, more to come.
Surside dunes at Freeport, TX. This was from a recent trip. Unfortunately my sketch kit was stolen a couple days ago so this and others I was wanting to post are gone. I should have took some pictures of them. One was going to be an oil painting.