VSW: Chicago, 1, Newberry Library

W16 4 1 NEWBERRY LIBRARY 002Nice to have Sue lead the Virtual Sketchwalk
in Chicago this month.  I’m taking the opportunity to play on Canson Colored papers, ink and watercolor on grey paper! The watercolor buckled the paper,
but it stood up to it — several layers — And did not bleed through! Caput Mortem mixed with Mummy Bauxite and Shungite for grainy stonework.
It is VERY hard for me to loosen up and just give the illusion of the place in a short time.  I was a detail woman at  heart, and line-work was my thing!

W16 4 1 NEWBERRY LIBRARY 005Canson paper loose to be tipped into my Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal,
Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen, Lamy Al-Star which did not work well on this paper De Atramentis Document Black, Pentel Pocket Brush Pen,
and Greenleaf & Blueberry, Daniel Smith , Holbein, and QoR watercolors.


I started a Facebook group page (you must join to view) to allow everyone to share their virtual sketches, and also where we will, from time to time, take virtual sketch walks together.  Come join us On Facebook if you are inclined!
If you want to know more about what a virtual sketchwalk is review my first post.
There are a few more notes/pointers on our first walk through Laguna Beach, California.

I also created an accompanying Flickr group!


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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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2 Responses to VSW: Chicago, 1, Newberry Library

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I do appreciate the details, Kate.


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