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03-27-2015, 03:53 PM
Maybe this will be the time that I get serious about start (and continuing) an art journal? Being that I am too much of a perfectionist, there is no way that I will be able to just loosely sketch something, throw on a few dabs of color and be done with it. So, I will post the journal sketches .... I mean mini-paintings ...... probably sketches to artists here much more talented than I .... and x-post them to the watercolor gallery.

03-27-2015, 03:54 PM
#1 "Bracken County, KY"

03-27-2015, 03:55 PM
#2 "Torn Apart" (in this one I also used Loew Cornell)

03-27-2015, 09:05 PM
#3 bird referencefrom 7-themes.com. My wife and son also sat down to paint with me.

03-28-2015, 02:40 PM
Mini paintings, sketches, whatever you want to call them. :) Lovely painting. I am intrigued by the one of the chair.

03-28-2015, 05:23 PM
Thank you Debby :) With you being a doctor, I have to ask. Do you work in rooms with padded walls? If yes, is it the painting or the painter that is of interest? :)

I asked on Facebook where folks thought the chair was lying. One said someone had fallen out of it, but there is a bottle of perfume sitting on a leg.

Joan T
03-28-2015, 08:50 PM
I hope you won't hesitate to post your paintings. These are really nice! I like the bird and the barn. I too am intrigued by the chair. I think we could all make up a story to go with it. lol Good job on these.

03-28-2015, 11:58 PM
Thanks for the sweet comments, Debby. It is better for me to not say that I will post anytime soon :)

03-29-2015, 01:46 PM
My "doctor" is of the naturopathic variety. :lol: It also happens to be my initials.

03-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Be careful on here, Debby. Someone might load a brush with Cadmium Red, stick it in their mouth and sue you for malpractice for prescribing the method of rag in one hand and palette in the other :)

03-30-2015, 07:34 AM
"Work or Play" 5.58"

03-30-2015, 07:35 AM
"His Name Sketched in Stone"
5.58" Koh-I-Noor Watercolor in Pentalic sketchbook
I pass this church on my walk. The preacher is one of the nicest old men I have ever known.

03-30-2015, 03:13 PM
Thanks for the warning. :) I like the weights as a still life.

03-31-2015, 05:07 AM
Sketchbooks are whatever you want them to be :)

Like you, a lot of my sketchbook work is 'finished' but some is quick impressions or experiments, or working out ideas. It can be quotes I liked, information I want to keep ... They are for ideas.

I don't do journals. Sometimes a book taken on holiday might almost be a journal but it isn't designed to be.

Joan T
03-31-2015, 04:08 PM
Great sketch of the weights...they are much more fun as a subject than a device to lift. lol I like the cross against the background of the church.

03-31-2015, 04:16 PM
Went to the park with my son. The bird looks a little big. No way am I sitting on that bench with a bird that big. IRL it was just a robin ;) Only my third en plein air attempt, and first using watercolors.

04-01-2015, 01:24 PM
Nice sketch.

Joan T
04-01-2015, 09:16 PM
Nice sketch. I like your gnarly trees. Maybe you can repost it in the right direction.

04-01-2015, 11:23 PM
With my Note 3 I was unable to orient it correctly. The weird thing is that it looks normal on my phone. I was hooing a mod might catch this and be able to provide some insight.

04-08-2015, 02:42 AM
5.5x8" ... w&n ripped my paper when I removed it. Also it was hard to remember where all I layed it.

04-08-2015, 03:07 PM
Great shadows on this one.

04-13-2015, 07:28 PM
Great paintings overall! Love the gnarly trees. The first landscape was very cool with distant trees behnd a building in perspective. Weights still life awesome! Like this last one too. Gnarly trees very effective. Keep going!

So cool you use the Pelikan opaque watercolors too. They're a lot of fun, try overlaying them for their opacity, gouache has an effect a lot like pastel sometimes and can be layered the same way.

Joan T
04-13-2015, 10:39 PM
Great job on the chair and table!!

05-02-2015, 07:22 AM
Here are two sketches. Lately I have had some a-ha (by the way, "Take On Me" is the greatest music video ever, lol) moments and chalk pastels are by far my strongest suit. Watercolors are second, acrylics third and oils fourth. Soon I hope to start working through all the books I have.

05-02-2015, 02:29 PM
The only way to find your media is to try them till something clicks. :) Great sketches.

Joan T
05-08-2015, 08:55 PM
Nice sketches! I like the one with the buildings and the cars.

05-09-2015, 04:05 AM
I like the buiding and vans too :)