Mitchell on the Louis XVI Sofa


I like doing full images more than a hundred…
THAT’S what I learned from #oneweek100people.
I did this from a picture of Mitchell laying on a fully re-tied spring set.


I’m happy with the way it turned out, and wish our camera had not gone out on us
(buying a new one) as this one is a bit so-so on color… the colors are quite nice.

I still hate the Fabriano A4 Watercolor journal, and am sorry I did this nice sketch in it.
The paper hates watercolors… seriously.  I made it look like the splotchiness was intentional, but this should not have done that and it is all about the worst-paper-ever.
I will finish it with sketches without watercolors.

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W15 10 MPR DKP STAYCATION OM SQUARE SMALL W16 8 RO ASTORIA NET LOFT2 014B SQ W16 4 14 VSW GETTY TOMB CHICAGO 12 SQ W16 8 6 PENTALIC MARIPOSA LILY 03 SQ W16 7 31 PENTALIC MINERVA'S HOLLYHOCK 03 SQ

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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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6 Responses to Mitchell on the Louis XVI Sofa

  1. aliquo says:

    I agree, full images are much more fun. I wouldn’t know the paper is bad – you made it work – and I like the scene you’ve done.

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    • I think the Fabraino journals here must be different than overseas. The paper lifts and doesn’t take watercolors well, unfortunately. I complained to Fabraino and they weregracious and sent me more journals, but they are all the same.

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  2. Susan says:

    Wonderful sketch! And the detailing, wow.

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  3. Wonderful illustration Kate. You made the paper work for you.

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