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01-09-2016, 12:17 AM
I'm a pretty new watercolorist and need lots of practice! So when a friend gave me a sketchbook for Christmas (5x8 Moleskin), I decided to start a journal of sketches inspired by my favorite quotations, music, poetry, lyrics. Here's my first. Don't know if it'll be daily, but certainly weekly. I need the practice!
01-09-2016, 03:56 PM
Beautiful flowers and quote. Lovely journal idea. Looking forward to seeing more.
01-09-2016, 07:24 PM
Great start. Love the colours you've used and the quote.
01-09-2016, 08:56 PM
Thanks for your comments Debby and Linda. I think this is going to be fun (and helpful)!
01-09-2016, 10:33 PM
Nice flowers! The only way you will get better is too keep on practicing, sp try tp get tp to as often as you can. I like your idea to paint along with quotes, poetry, music, etc. Inspiration helps.
01-10-2016, 07:00 AM
Nice idea to link to quotes :)
01-14-2016, 06:12 PM
Today's sketch -- my mountains as the sun sets.
01-15-2016, 04:10 PM
Sweet. Great visual with the quote.
01-16-2016, 05:56 AM
Lovely watercolouring there :)
01-16-2016, 10:33 AM
Thanks for the nice comments Debby and Aiylah.
01-18-2016, 11:35 PM
Awwwww happy sketching this year in your new book :)
01-19-2016, 06:11 PM
Love the one of the mountains at sunset!!!
01-23-2016, 03:39 PM
I looked no further than my fruit bowl for today's sketch -- 5x8 Moleskin journal with miscellaneous watercolor paints.
01-23-2016, 04:03 PM
01-23-2016, 05:32 PM
Happy still life. :)
01-23-2016, 07:03 PM
Thanks Debby and EP. I'm enjoying the discipline!
01-25-2016, 12:45 AM
Kate, beautiful sketches. Your watercolor sketches are looking really good. Keep sketching.
01-25-2016, 12:35 PM
01-25-2016, 08:01 PM
Your "tutti frutti" came out really well!
My favorite is the fruit still life - really nicely done.
01-26-2016, 07:49 PM
Thanks Joan and John -- I appreciate your kind comments.
02-03-2016, 06:42 PM
Page four of my art journal, painted on the 1st anniversary of my very first watercolor painting class! I have so enjoyed learning how to paint and finding this wonderful community of fellow learners. This is Monument Valley, a stunningly beautiful place in northern Arizona, about 5 hours from my home.
02-03-2016, 08:51 PM
Oooh love the colours in this latest one :)
02-04-2016, 07:41 AM
Your sketches are absolutely wonderful Kate!!!
02-04-2016, 10:39 AM
Thanks for your kind comments JJ and EP!
02-04-2016, 02:32 PM
Brilliant colors. Looks like afternoon sun against a stormy sky. :)
02-05-2016, 08:22 PM
This one of Monument Valley came out so nice...good lights and darks and a sense of movement to the sky!
Wonderful color choices and great loose style on the Monument Valley sketch!
02-07-2016, 10:39 PM
Thanks Debby, Joan and John -- perhaps you can tell I LOVE Monument Valley.
02-26-2016, 06:34 PM
I painted this seascape in my "quotes" journal today with the express purpose of trying out a new white pen that came in the most recent delivery from "ArtSnacks" -- my Christmas present from my son and his family.
02-27-2016, 04:30 PM
Lovely ocean painting. Which white pen is it? Did you like the marks you got?
02-27-2016, 05:07 PM
Thanks Debby. It's a "Gelly Roll 08". I don't mind the marks on this but would probably be a little more careful to minimize the indentations if used it on a bigger piece.
02-27-2016, 09:33 PM
Love the colors in the Monument Valley sketch, Kate.
02-28-2016, 12:22 AM
I can smell the salt air!!!
02-28-2016, 03:17 AM
Thanks for your nice comments Sandra and JJ. I'm having fun with my journal!
02-28-2016, 03:36 AM
Kate - I like these pages a lot. You have a lively way of combining colors.
I'd say the fun you are having shows through in you sketches.
02-28-2016, 09:04 PM
02-28-2016, 09:46 PM
Thanks Philip and Joan -- I enjoyed your comments!
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