VSW: San Antonio, 1

Thanks to a month of very fast watercolors I’ve lost some inhibitions…
or left my editor in the dust.
I quite like this freeing fast sketching, and throwing on of color!

A page from our San Antonio River Walk:

W16 8 2 VSW SAN ANTONIO 01W16 8 2 VSW SAN ANTONIO 03Some lovely flowers that grow along the River Walk to break up the page.

W16 8 2 VSW SAN ANTONIO 05To let the lovers meander, I imagine, looking for a place to have a nosh.

W16 8 2 VSW SAN ANTONIO 07And the page.

W16 8 2 VSW SAN ANTONIO 09Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document black ink,
and Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink;
Sennelier, Holbein, QoR, M.Graham, Greenleaf & Blueberry, and Daniel Smith 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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4 Responses to VSW: San Antonio, 1

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I love the perspective in these, Kate.


    • Thanks, Dan. On these virtual sketchwalks (ggle maps and wiki images and friends photos) I mostly play with layout and in this one I wondered if I could portray the sensation of coming out from under one of the dark bridges into the colorful riverwalk.

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  2. bikerchick57 says:

    I love the colors and your free fast sketching, Katie. So pretty! I’ve heard the River Walk is very lovely, but I only have been as close as the airport on a layover.


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