Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Plein Air Watercolor Sketch English Garden, Wickham Park

About this Painting: This is another page in my sketchbook done at Wickham Park. I think I've become absolutely obsessed with plein air sketching this year! I am now 1/2 way through the first 50 page sketchbook (which I am determined to fill this summer) and I just bought a second one which I stumbled upon in a very small local framing store that also carries a few various and sundry art supplies. I stopped in today because my daughter needed some vine charcoal for her figure drawing class which starts soon and I didn't feel like making the hour trek to Jerry's Artarama in West Hartford just for that. Imagine my joy when right there on the counter was a gorgeous Pentalic Nature Sketch.
I'm not sure how it's possible, but for two people who stopped in to buy a package of vine charcoal (approx $4)we managed to spend over $60 LOL While we were in the store a huge thunderstorm came through, and so we ran to the car and like kids on Christmas morning rifled through the bag dividing up our new stuff. Charcoal, vine and compressed white, blending stump, kneaded erasers, black Sakura pen and white gel pen for my daughter and the sketchbook, a tube of yellow watercolor (to fill the empty pan in my Yarka Set, yellow always runs out first) a yellow ochre prismacolor marker, black compressed charcoal and Bistre conte crayon for me. You never saw two happier people! LOL
I hoping to get back to a painting I started last week of the stone bridge in Elizabeth Park, and stay tuned for more sketches!
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1 comment:

Nancy and the fatties said...

Jan, I love the feel of these beautiful, loose watercolors. What a treat it would be to see all of your sketchbook works in one sitting! how fun to have an artsy daughter. You are blessed.