Working With Watercolors in My Journal: Paint Party Friday

W14 3 19 SKETCH AT SG 1I know that the best way to get over fear-of-watercolor-mistakes is to make a lot of them.  So I finally dove into my journals, coloring sketches and moving graphite with water.  the sketch above was partly made on-site; then colored later, using mostly Daniel Smith water colors.

The sketch below was painted from images from two years ago which I documented; it was a good day but it brought the devil into our lives!  I now commemorate it because that time is OVER!  Yay!  Kenahora!  I liked all the textures I saw through my lens that day.

I used my new Cocoiro pens on the right side of the sketch, with Daniel Smith watercolors and Pitt pens, and tried not using pencil lines (eek) for the cover plate for “DUMP NO WASTE.”  I like the effort; I am unhappy with the line work because given a pencil I can do better!

W14 3 27 PARTEE DAY2 copy        

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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9 Responses to Working With Watercolors in My Journal: Paint Party Friday

  1. I really like all the detail you have put into these 🙂


  2. Annette G says:

    You have put a lot of work into these, love them. Happy PPF, Annette x


  3. Annabelle says:

    Can a painting convey time? Both of these paintings give me that sense of time and as I was writing this in your comments I went back to see what it was besides all of the detail in design and written words and I noticed you wrote on the first one the time and year and then saw it on the second : ) …..Lovely work Katie.
    Annabelle : )


    • zenkatwrites says:

      Thank you so much! Part of conveying time may be the medium and color, but the subjects themselves are a bit of a throwback ot another time, when manhole covers were a thing of beauty, and of course, my husband and I love old hand-carved tools, so visiting with Steve (he has many of them) is very cool.Your work is also wonderful . . . tho I am afraid of spiders. I confess, the little guy running up and down the side I zip through quickly!


  4. Cindy Dauer says:

    Wonderful details in these pages! Hooray for conquering the watercolor worries!


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