We passed this place probably thousand times and I never paid attention to that cute restaurant advertising, tall trees, few roofs, cars, parked on the driveways. It doesn’t have to be exotic or picturesque to bring you joy, could be 4 seconds glance on the side of road on the way to work or going home and it will fill you up with happiness. I used ink and 2 Kuretake pens.
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Cup of coffee while waiting for the food in the Diner Upstate NY. Fat edged uncomfortable cups, weak coffee, but fun observing people, barely talking, just enjoying existence. Ink and Kuretake.
I used my Sepia again, warm puddles with orange rims, medicine for my wounded soul. I would add a bit of cold grey Lexington ink, but it makes it stringy, some sort of chemical reaction. Bits of color with Kuretake, to appreciate pure green of apple, flowers on Albert’s Royal, red on tomato and warm strokes on sardines. Main attention on negative panting of bouquet. I painted background cutting into brunches, what a twisted game.
“Memories of summer” it says in Japanese. It is reality, but it is how I remember it. All our morning breakfasts and conversations, our silence and laughs over coffee, playing with dogs and feeding birds blends into one material for my drawing. I used ink and few Kuretake pens.
Shadow Mountain Road. This adorable little bridge we passed probably thousand times, it makes me smile, how cozy and intimate it looks. Somewhere here years ago we bought delicious Maple syrup. It was so good with Maggie’s french pancakes.
I used ink and 2 Kuretake pens. I am falling in love with this Kuretake pens deeper and further.
Tower with blue sky. View from the Onteora church. This house overlooking Arboretum always half hidden by tall trees and I know nothing about this old tower.
I used ink and blue Kuretake pen on watercolor paper.
Onteora church. Onteora is the indian name for Catskills. Built in 188something, I think. It is not far from us, walking distance. Overlooking arboretum, breathtaking view of the mountains. Built from stone. In 1883 Onteora Park was founded by rich New Yorkers as a private summer retreat, many famous artists and writers been and sketched there. I found very interesting publication online, newspaper The Critic from 1898, an illustrated monthly review of Arts, Literature and Life. So cool!
I used Dr. Martin’s Ink and my newest invention portable brush, because my travel Windsor and Newton brush broke while finishing Aubele’s drawing.
Orange truck. Ever since I met this trucks on mountain roads they impressed me with their happy sunny colors and muscular shapes, and when you hear their aggressive roaring it brings feeling that now it will be ok, problem fixed, safety restored, life will be better, somebody cares. Interesting that even drivers of this trucks look so enormously tall and manly, at list few I talked to after the Hurricane Irene damages.
I used ink and Kuretake pens.
Snapped process of painting with Rembrandt watercolor. Here is adorable filbert Midas Touch brush, telescopic Da Vinci and nice view.
Mountains never fails to surprise me, different every day. It was too cold to draw outside, so I drew through the glass door. I used watercolor here. Tried my new interesting Da Vinci telescopic brushes, I like the system, but hair was a bit too soft for me. Snow melted everywhere but not here, strange, but I appreciate it. I saw here bear’s footprints. May be couple of bears.