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eyepaint
07-12-2010, 03:15 PM
Hello,

Here is the start of a series of sketches based on photos from South America. 5x7" watercolour and ink.



This is a giant soccer stadium in Rio. I think this might be the main stadium for the next World Cup match in 2014?


Cheers,

DrDebby
07-12-2010, 03:39 PM
Neat sketches of the stadium. Cool if you are correct about the next World Cup.

Vivien Maloney
07-12-2010, 03:43 PM
Wow Ep these are great. Very strong and colorful, love them! Looking forward to seeing more from South America.

robertsloan2
07-12-2010, 04:04 PM
Good sketches of the stadium. Looking forward to more!

virgo68
07-12-2010, 11:48 PM
Great start, this should be an interesting themed sketchbook! I love your clean clear washes of colour, very eyecatching.

eyepaint
07-13-2010, 01:18 AM
Debby, Viv, Robert, and Jackie - thank you :)

Jakesgram
07-13-2010, 12:35 PM
Great sketches EP! I love how you simplify and encapsulate so much visual info into a small number of brush and pen strokes. Very nice work.

Jean

eyepaint
07-14-2010, 03:21 PM
Jean, thank you.

These are two buildings/structures in Rio. 5x7" wc and ink.


Cheers,

Vivien Maloney
07-14-2010, 04:07 PM
Hi Ep - intersting building on the left. It looks like a sculpture of some sort?

eyepaint
07-14-2010, 04:34 PM
Hi Viv,

Thanks. I think it's a piece of public art? I can't find info on it online. I must not be using the correct search terms. Here is a small photo of the structure.


Cheers,

DrDebby
07-14-2010, 06:13 PM
Amazing structures. Like how you handled the one you showed a photo of. Did you go up those stairs and look around?

mhimeswc
07-14-2010, 09:58 PM
Interesting structures. I see that you are from California. You must have travelled a ways to get to South America. Nice to have a sketchbook to remember it by.

eyepaint
07-15-2010, 02:05 AM
Debby and Michelle - thank you. I did not travel to South America. I'm working off photos from a family member. I'm compiling some sketches to give as a gift :)

virgo68
07-15-2010, 02:29 AM
great work as always EP!

eyepaint
07-19-2010, 10:57 AM
Jackie - thanks.


Two more. 5x7" watercolour and ink.


Cheers,

Vivien Maloney
07-19-2010, 04:29 PM
Lovely bright sketches Ep!

DrDebby
07-19-2010, 05:54 PM
Fun sketches. Very good.

virgo68
07-19-2010, 09:20 PM
You have developed a "style" with your drawings that have a sense of fun and I really like the watercolour washes that you use - very clean, pure colour.

eyepaint
07-24-2010, 04:42 PM
Viv, Debby, and Jackie - thank you.


Two more. 5x7" wc and ink on wc paper.


Cheers,

DrDebby
07-24-2010, 06:53 PM
The market stands are so colorful. Great seeing this through your eyes.

robertsloan2
07-24-2010, 10:44 PM
The market scenes are colorful and lively. I love the stacked boxes of fruits.

deb789
07-25-2010, 12:45 AM
These are very nice, colorful sketches! I like the one of the tower with rings and also, the fruit stands. 'Makes me want to always sketch in color now. :)

eyepaint
07-28-2010, 01:30 PM
Debby, Robert, and Deb - thank you

Two more from South America. This is the statue of Christ the Redeemer on the hill in Rio, Brazil. Watercolour and ink, 5x7" wc paper.


Cheers,

DrDebby
07-28-2010, 01:59 PM
The statue is great. Are you using pencil or pen for the line work?

eyepaint
07-28-2010, 02:50 PM
Debby - thank you. It's pencil first then pen overtop.

Vivien Maloney
07-28-2010, 04:11 PM
The colorfull fruit stand is terrific and I like the sketch with the woman looking at the fruit. Great statue - he's keeping an eye on someone!

eyepaint
08-02-2010, 02:33 PM
Two more. Three girls posing for a photo at the base of the statue of Christ the Redeemer. And a sign for taking the tram to Corcovado. 5x7", ink and wc


Cheers,

DrDebby
08-02-2010, 06:59 PM
Very nice. I like the clean colors you use.

robertsloan2
08-03-2010, 05:10 PM
These last two are colorful and lively. I like the way you composed the sign - that's very dramatic and effective as a composition.

virgo68
08-04-2010, 11:38 PM
continuing with some great stuff EP!

eyepaint
08-05-2010, 08:27 PM
Debby, Robert, and Virgo - thank you.

Two more. This is the beach in Rio (Cococobana?) with the hanggliders. 5x7", ink and watercolour.


Cheers,

big foot
08-05-2010, 08:36 PM
Sketchbook Project - a project that invites sketchbook artists to choose from themes and fill a 5x7 sketchbook..and send that sketchbook on the tour around the US.. FYI.. looks fun!!

http://arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject

virgo68
08-05-2010, 10:32 PM
EP, great stuff, you have got the colours perfect - again!

robertsloan2
08-05-2010, 10:51 PM
These two are a couple of your best. I love the beach scene with the paraglider especially, the scale and perspective are elegant.

DrDebby
08-06-2010, 02:48 PM
These are great. The detail on the first one is spectacular.

eyepaint
08-11-2010, 11:05 PM
bigfoot, Jackie, Robert, and Debby - thank you

Two more. 5x7" watercolour and ink. The first is from a beach (Cococabana?) and the second is an ice delivery truck. Apparently it's very popular :)

Cheers,

robertsloan2
08-12-2010, 02:00 AM
Ep, these are glorious! I love the strong colors and fun combinations. Beautiful penwork, I can still see constant improvement in your pen drawing.

It makes sense that ice cream is tremendously popular in a hot climate! It was in New Orleans.

JTMB
08-12-2010, 02:19 PM
Hi EP,

Nice work on the last entry sketches - which unfortunately is all I can see because the rest of the images are missing. I'll keep checking back. :)

mhimeswc
08-12-2010, 08:18 PM
I love the gelotimo truck. :-)

DrDebby
08-12-2010, 08:50 PM
Great pictures. The truck is wonderful.

eyepaint
08-16-2010, 12:05 PM
Robert, John, Michelle, and Debby - thank you.

Two more.

Cheers,

DrDebby
08-16-2010, 03:13 PM
That architecture is grand. Is it an aquaduct?

eyepaint
08-16-2010, 03:58 PM
I suspect so. I didn't take the photo and don't have access to the photographer at present to ask :) This might be the place: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carioca_Aqueduct

Vivien Maloney
08-16-2010, 04:13 PM
Ep; Your watercolor sketches are terrific! Full of such color and life. I love looking at them - they're "happy" sketches!

virgo68
08-16-2010, 08:48 PM
Ep these continue to be great little sketches, the ice truck is such fun and your washes are vibrant and clean every time, look forward to seeing your new posts each time!

robertsloan2
08-17-2010, 03:40 PM
EP, the arches of the aqueduct - is that what it is? They're gorgeous. Great perspective on them and vibrant, intense color that suggests South America in a very direct way. I also love the first one, which almost looks abstract but might be a red flower in front of something interesting. What is that background?

eyepaint
08-18-2010, 05:25 PM
Viv, Jackie, and Robert - thank you.

I'm pretty sure it's an aquaduct. The flower seems to be a banana blossom?

Two more. Rio, and a waterfall in Brazil. Again 5x7" ink and watercolour.

Cheers,

virgo68
08-18-2010, 10:09 PM
both lovely as usual EP but I do particularly like the first sketch, the flowers and leaves are gorgeous ;)

robertsloan2
08-18-2010, 11:08 PM
These last two are spectacular! I love the flowers, that whole scene has such great balance. The waterfall is beautiful and it looks like the trees around it are flowering with the colors you've used. Both of them brim over with color and light, as if the world's more colorful down there (which it is if it's close to the equator).

GhettoDaveyHavok
08-24-2010, 03:47 AM
The last two are very gorgeous. Unfortunately though, they're the only ones I can see in this thread. :'(

DrDebby
08-24-2010, 04:38 PM
These are wonderful paintings. The waterfall has such movement to it.

Herb
08-24-2010, 09:30 PM
Terrific color and life in these, EP.

eyepaint
08-29-2010, 11:21 PM
Jackie, Robert, Crystal, Debby, and Herb - thank you.

Crystal - I've alerted the moderator about missing images. I'm sure they've got a LOT of things to address first.

Two more. 5x7" ink and watercolours.

Cheers,

JTMB
08-30-2010, 12:40 AM
Wonderful and wonderfully colorful sketches!

DrDebby
08-30-2010, 04:16 AM
Like the landscape painting. But, pardon me for being in the dark, what is the second painting of, please? Is it part of a boat?

Vivien Maloney
08-30-2010, 04:28 AM
Your paintings are so full of color and life. Love the flowers in Rio.

eyepaint
08-30-2010, 10:49 AM
John, Debby, and Viv - thank you.

That second painting contains the cable car and cable car station for sugar loaf mountain in Rio.

http://gobrazil.about.com/od/riodejaneiro/ss/sugarloafcablecar.htm

http://picturesforwalls.wordpress.com/2008/03/20/cable-car-at-sugar-loaf-mountain-rio-de-janeiro-2/

robertsloan2
08-30-2010, 01:54 PM
Oh! That's what it is - I thought it looked like a cockpit of some kind. As soon as you mentioned it, everything fell into place. I used to ride cable cars in New Orleans and San Francisco - that's such a great view. They're a cool form of transportation. Gorgeous landscape too, so vast and inviting!

DrDebby
08-30-2010, 09:05 PM
Oh, now I see it. Thank you.

eyepaint
08-30-2010, 11:17 PM
Robert and Debby - thank you.

Two more from South America. Views from cable car of the (simplified) city expanse of Rio. Ink and watercolour, 5x7"


Cheers,

robertsloan2
08-31-2010, 04:06 AM
Wow! Those views of Rio are spectacular. What is that waterway that looks so evenly geometric? It's like a swimming pool but it's also the size of a lake with boats and docks in it, that's so incredible. Is it artificial or did they just shape the sides of a lake or natural bay?

eyepaint
08-31-2010, 12:12 PM
Guanabara Bay - from the photos it looks partly man-made and partly some artistic licence?

one view: http://www.7wonders.org/community/photo/brazil/harbour-of-rio-de-janeiro/39/139/

another view: http://www.7wonders.org/images/america/brazil/harbour-rio-janeiro/harbour-rio-janeiro.jpg

By the way in researching this I found the name of the football stadium from my earliest sketches: it's either The Maracana Stadium or The João Havelange Stadium.

Cheers,

robertsloan2
08-31-2010, 02:31 PM
Oh wow! It looks like the angle you got it from was just toward the squared-off bit - it's beautiful! What a gorgeous bay. Thank you so much for the photos.

virgo68
08-31-2010, 08:29 PM
Go away for a few days and look what I miss! Great work EP, all the new stuff is fabulous - I too thought I was looking at a boat but once you mentioned what it is I can see that also - how bizarre!

DrDebby
08-31-2010, 08:33 PM
Great aerial views.

eyepaint
08-31-2010, 11:20 PM
Robert, Jackie, and Debby - thank you :)

Two more. The old way to get up the mountain, and the new way. Again, 5x7" ink and watercolours.

Cheers,

DrDebby
09-01-2010, 11:16 PM
Interesting contrast between the old and the new. Nicely done.

robertsloan2
09-02-2010, 09:28 PM
Beautiful streetcar and gondola! Both of them are painted so well with such great perspective, they're wonderful. I love seeing them together, it's a cool contrast of styles.

virgo68
09-03-2010, 11:06 PM
:)

eyepaint
09-06-2010, 01:10 PM
Debby, Robert, and Jackie - thank you :)


Two more.

A monkey seen from the ride up Sugar Loaf mountain.

And the concession/washroom/ticket counter for the ride.

Ink and watercolour, 5x7"

Cheers,

DrDebby
09-06-2010, 11:08 PM
Well done. Do you know what species of monkey that is?

eyepaint
09-07-2010, 02:12 AM
Debby - thank you. Another item to research! I think it might be this:

"This little furry creature is the Sagui, the second smallest monkey in Brazil."
from a blog (http://louisianameetsbrazil.blogspot.com/2010/06/sugarloaf-mountain-pao-de-acucar.html)

Here are some Google images search results (http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Sagui&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=6MiFTKTTNYv0tgPm6uj2Bw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CB4QsAQwAA&biw=1920&bih=1085)

and here is a Wikipedia article (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagui) (use google translate for the English version)

DrDebby
09-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Very cool. Thanks. That's some wild fur.

eyepaint
09-15-2010, 11:34 AM
Debby - thank you.

Two more. Cable car, and view of the beaches in Rio. Ink and watercolour, 5x7".


Cheers,

virgo68
09-15-2010, 09:16 PM
....more great stuff EP!

DrDebby
09-15-2010, 11:58 PM
Beautiful paintings.

eyepaint
09-21-2010, 11:24 AM
Debbie and Jackie - thank you.

Two more. Ink and watercolour, 5x7". These are views of Rio or Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Cheers,

Whisperwood
09-21-2010, 11:29 AM
Love these! I have friends from there. Love all the colors!

Bootz
09-21-2010, 09:11 PM
I love the strong primary colors. Very interesting :-) I've been studying a bit of color theory and enjoy studying art using just the 3 primary colors and green. Limited palettes are fascinating to me.

DrDebby
09-21-2010, 09:16 PM
More beautiful paintings.

Beautiful_Butterflies_Studio
09-28-2010, 12:54 AM
Sorry I missed this journal EP - although half of the images are missing, what I do see is simply stunning.

I LOVE your style, so clean and elogant, no unnecesary details and nothing more than the information to let the viewer to get involved and "see" the details for themselves. This is not an easy thing to achieve, and you do it so beautifully and naturally.

I just LOVE ALL OF YOUR WORK!!!!!

robertsloan2
09-28-2010, 01:14 AM
EP, these are elegant. I love that first one, the city across the bay. It's so clean and bright and powerful. The second is lovely too. That color harmony still echoes South American textiles and paintings I've seen, making them even richer.

eyepaint
09-28-2010, 12:26 PM
Rachel, Bootz, Debby, Stacey, and Robert - thank you



Two more. These are from statues in Sao Paulo's "Parque da Independência" - Independence Park.

"... it was complemented by panels and bronze figures representing the Pernambuco Revolution of 1817, the Minas Gerais Conspiracy, Independence Patriarch José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva and other relevant heroes."

http://gobrazil.about.com/od/culturehistorylanguage/p/museupaulista.htm

Again, 5x7", ink and watercolour.


Cheers,

Joan T
09-28-2010, 04:08 PM
EP - These are so great in your colorful style!!! I especially like the views you did of the city from the cable cars. Is it me or do you expect to hear screeching when you look at that monkey? lol Wonderful sketches.

robertsloan2
09-28-2010, 05:37 PM
EP, both of the statues came out so well. I love the verdegris ram's heads and the horses charging forward - you captured that sense of statuary so well and the perspective is great. Beautiful paintings.

Whisperwood
09-28-2010, 05:40 PM
Love them, but REALLY Love those horse statues! Very cool!

DrDebby
09-28-2010, 08:15 PM
Great job on the statues.

eyepaint
10-06-2010, 02:13 AM
Joan, Robert, Rachel, and Debby - thank you

Two more from Sao Paulo's "Parque da Independência" - Independence Park.

Ink and watercolour, 5x7"

DrDebby
10-06-2010, 02:14 AM
Excellent. The flag is so lively.

virgo68
10-06-2010, 08:07 PM
Interesting colour choices EP, were they bronze statues that have the green patina after being outside?

eyepaint
10-06-2010, 09:54 PM
Thanks Debbie and Jackie. I'll need to look at the photos again but I believe they had a green oxidation layer on copper (bronze?)

eyepaint
11-07-2010, 07:45 PM
When I examined the photos again they were definitely green ... patina/oxidation layer I imagine.


Next set. Ink and watercolour, 5x7"


Cheers,

DrDebby
11-07-2010, 07:59 PM
Nice ones. Are these part of your page a day for November?

JTMB
11-07-2010, 09:10 PM
Hi EP,

Somehow I let this one fall off my radar screen and haven't commented for some time. These are absolutely wonderful sketches from the trip - colorful, interesting and well executed. Really enjoyed looking through this again.

eyepaint
12-07-2010, 11:59 PM
Debby and John - thank you :)

eyepaint
12-08-2010, 12:03 AM
Next set. These were from photos taken from a tour bus.

Just a reminder note that I did not travel to South America. I'm working from photos taken by a family member. I plan to present the collection as an Xmas present.

Chuckcamo
12-08-2010, 02:42 AM
Like your illustrative style, I think they'll make a great Xmas present.

DrDebby
12-09-2010, 01:37 AM
This will be a fantastic Christmas gift. I really like the way you handled the sun and shadow on the building.

eyepaint
12-14-2010, 01:07 AM
Chuck and Debby - thank you.

These are from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and then from Argentina. 5x7", ink and watercolour.

eyepaint
12-14-2010, 08:50 PM
And more from Argentina:

DrDebby
12-14-2010, 09:01 PM
Just beautiful. I really like your basic colors and ink work.

Elain
12-19-2010, 02:59 PM
Great sketches and colour

Love those two ladies on the balcony.

eyepaint
12-19-2010, 03:51 PM
Debby and Elain - thank you.

Here are some from high atop some building in probably Argentina but it might be in Sao Paulo, Brazil (trip photos were slightly out of order I think)

Chuckcamo
12-19-2010, 04:45 PM
very nice sketches of Argentina, your color and washes look great...

JTMB
12-19-2010, 08:35 PM
Glad I jumped in again to catch up on these sketches. They are outstanding!

DrDebby
12-19-2010, 08:37 PM
Wonderful looking out from on high. Good perspective.

seejay
12-20-2010, 09:42 PM
Very nice, simple lines and colour, I like your trip.

eyepaint
12-26-2010, 04:39 PM
Chuck, John, Debby, and Chris - thank you.

eyepaint
12-26-2010, 04:41 PM
Next set. These are from Argentina (first two) and Montevideo, Uruguay (last two)

DrDebby
12-26-2010, 04:44 PM
Splendid paintings.

Is this the end? You mentioned giving this as a Christmas gift and I was wondering if we weren't going to see anymore of these.

eyepaint
12-26-2010, 04:46 PM
Hi Debby,
Thanks. This is not the end. There are about 20 more to share here. I assembled the best of the sketches into a calendar, and the recipients were delighted with it :) :) :)

DrDebby
12-26-2010, 04:47 PM
That is very cool. Looking forward to seeing more of these.

robertsloan2
12-26-2010, 06:45 PM
Gorgeous paintings! You've got such a great feel to all of them taken together, it's unique and your style is so strong. Great lines as always, beautiful color, and you're getting even better at the washes.

JTMB
12-26-2010, 07:23 PM
More wonderful pieces, EP! Nice job on the flag...well, actually, on all of them. :)

seejay
12-27-2010, 06:15 PM
More good stuff. Lucky folks getting the present.

poochemio
12-30-2010, 09:04 PM
Just found these EP, wow! Thats some kind of a gift, wish you were a member of my family. An enjoyable stroll through your watercolors!