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KiwiKate
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!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2016/1968360-sketch1.jpg

DrDebby
01-09-2016, 03:56 PM
Beautiful flowers and quote. Lovely journal idea. Looking forward to seeing more.

flashviv
01-09-2016, 07:24 PM
Great start. Love the colours you've used and the quote.

KiwiKate
01-09-2016, 08:56 PM
Thanks for your comments Debby and Linda. I think this is going to be fun (and helpful)!

Joan T
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.

vhere
01-10-2016, 07:00 AM
Nice idea to link to quotes :)

KiwiKate
01-14-2016, 06:12 PM
Today's sketch -- my mountains as the sun sets.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jan-2016/1968360-jan14sketch3.jpg

DrDebby
01-15-2016, 04:10 PM
Sweet. Great visual with the quote.

Aiylah
01-16-2016, 05:56 AM
Lovely watercolouring there :)

KiwiKate
01-16-2016, 10:33 AM
Thanks for the nice comments Debby and Aiylah.

eyepaint
01-18-2016, 11:35 PM
Awwwww happy sketching this year in your new book :)

Joan T
01-19-2016, 06:11 PM
Love the one of the mountains at sunset!!!

KiwiKate
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2016/1968360-tuttifrutti.jpg

eyepaint
01-23-2016, 04:03 PM
:)

DrDebby
01-23-2016, 05:32 PM
Happy still life. :)

KiwiKate
01-23-2016, 07:03 PM
Thanks Debby and EP. I'm enjoying the discipline!

hobbyartist87
01-25-2016, 12:45 AM
Kate, beautiful sketches. Your watercolor sketches are looking really good. Keep sketching.

KiwiKate
01-25-2016, 12:35 PM
Thanks Sandra!

Joan T
01-25-2016, 08:01 PM
Your "tutti frutti" came out really well!

JTMB
01-26-2016, 06:59 PM
My favorite is the fruit still life - really nicely done.

KiwiKate
01-26-2016, 07:49 PM
Thanks Joan and John -- I appreciate your kind comments.

KiwiKate
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Feb-2016/1968360-MVscrapbook.jpg

eyepaint
02-03-2016, 08:51 PM
Oooh love the colours in this latest one :)

laudesan
02-04-2016, 07:41 AM
Your sketches are absolutely wonderful Kate!!!

KiwiKate
02-04-2016, 10:39 AM
Thanks for your kind comments JJ and EP!

DrDebby
02-04-2016, 02:32 PM
Brilliant colors. Looks like afternoon sun against a stormy sky. :)

Joan T
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!

JTMB
02-07-2016, 02:44 PM
Wonderful color choices and great loose style on the Monument Valley sketch!

KiwiKate
02-07-2016, 10:39 PM
Thanks Debby, Joan and John -- perhaps you can tell I LOVE Monument Valley.

KiwiKate
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2016/1968360-seascapejournal.jpg

DrDebby
02-27-2016, 04:30 PM
Lovely ocean painting. Which white pen is it? Did you like the marks you got?

KiwiKate
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.

hobbyartist87
02-27-2016, 09:33 PM
Love the colors in the Monument Valley sketch, Kate.

laudesan
02-28-2016, 12:22 AM
I can smell the salt air!!!

KiwiKate
02-28-2016, 03:17 AM
Thanks for your nice comments Sandra and JJ. I'm having fun with my journal!

Gloppus
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.

Joan T
02-28-2016, 09:04 PM
Nice seascape!

KiwiKate
02-28-2016, 09:46 PM
Thanks Philip and Joan -- I enjoyed your comments!