VSW: Hartford, Connecticut

Sketchwalk is in Hartford Connecticut this month.
For one thing, let me tell you that this dyslexic has a hard time
remembering the order of the letters in Conn-ect-i-cut.  I have the
dang word hand-written to the side all over my desk because
I don’t have the same issues when I am not typing!

Okay I am so low on time that I am trying to do all images this month in under 15 minutes… So I will be truthful about how long for the Hartford images!

The one above (State Capitol Bushnell Park) was under
five minutes with a watercolor pencil, ink five minutes or less,
and then about ten minutes with watercolor (drying time NIC.)

This one of the Church (and XL auditorium)  at the corner of Ann Uccello
(and I think Pearl but could be wrong) took 7 minutes for the watercolor pencil
(and since I didn’t use watercolor you can see it) then under ten for the ink.

A nice thing about using a watercolor pencil to do under-sketching — blocking in — is that it goes away with watercolor, and even here, I can always do a wash across the image to “erase” the lines and put a very slight tint of brown on the paper.

Before the end of the month I hope to do one with watercolor only and time it… .

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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: Hartford, Connecticut

  1. Dan Antion says:

    You are really making my city look good this month – thanks!


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