This virtual walk is exciting for me because I love the vibrant colors of Mexico!
For food, Chinese or Japanese is home;
for color and furnishings, it is Mexican or Spanish!
I started our walk at Frida Kahlo’s home/studio and museum,
and walked to Diego Rivera’s home / studio and museum.
This is her amazing cornflower blue building with rich tiles all around.
The courtyard is fecund, an oasis in the city.
I adored seeing her studio and desk. So many images of it abound!
I did the sketches in a two page spread.
When I do spreads, I usually lay out boxes in my mind’s eye,
then look at possible vignettes to fill them.
It allows me to do wide angles or small details, telling a story.
By the way, after using a 5×8 landscape Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,
I am really enjoying having room to do layouts like this on such wonderful paper.
The book also lays completely open and flat, which I love.
I have a question… when I visit an artists blog I want to see their images big, and so many artists are now making them not much bigger than a thumbnail. How do you feel about this?
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Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document Black ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Da Vinci, JazperStardust, MGraham, DS Primatek 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.
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That annoying loud-mouth editor/critic in your head? GONE! How great would that be?
to upload not too large is protection from prints being made for many…
I know that is why they do it but really, it doesn’t help that much. You’d be amazed what I can do with photoshop (I’m working with historic photos.)
Huggs and nice to see you here!
OMG Do I love the colors i this body of work!
How do you do a virtual walk? Did you watch something on YouTube and then create the sketchbook?
Love your pages and this trip!
I’ve done them a few times with groups, and a month long one when I was on my back when a doc did a bad bad thing and cut my ureter. One of the things I found during the three months I was on my back was that I wasn’t very welcome in many groups if I was painting from images — be they google streets or photos. So I started a group. It is on FB (I tried doing it off FB but nobody played) and we have a blast. Some follow the streets or photos we have for the month, and so just post paintings and drawings from various images. You are welcome to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1604434343140326/
Ohhh wonderful art as always.
You are too sweet!
And I needed to hear that today!