Growing up, I attended a Mexican mass at the San Juan Capistrano mission church.
The shapes of Mexican architecture and the sounds of the language feel like home.
The colors are also my colors in our home, warm and bright.
I also tried this with no lines, just watercolor.
It was fun to try, but every time I do these things
I come back to loving line work and color, both!
How about you? Line work, color only, or both?
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Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, watercolor pencil,
Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink in Pentel Aquash waterbrushes.
Jinhao with Goulet 1.1 stub nib and De Atramentis Document Brown ink,
Platinum Carbon pen in medium with De Atramentis Document Brown ink,
Da Vinci and Daniel Smith Primatek 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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I teach architectural sketching,
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Your artwork is absolutely gorgeous–it fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give. I also love lineart and color. I have done a few without the lineart first–but it is a rare endeavor. 😀
What a great compliment! Made my day!
All three pics have got a beauty of it’s own….but i love the one with lines and colors..!!
Thanks Sreeja! (Me too….)
Beautiful colours. I love that you shared the paintings side by side. I like them both, they evoke different feelings.
Thank you — I enjoyed visiting your blog! Love the Oxford Skyline!
These are amazing to see how each turn out with different artistic endeavors. Excellent showing. Blessings, Janet I am unable to post 2 blogs. . .my computer crashed and my art blog is going to take some time to come back up. https://jkwgalleries.blogspot.com this is the photography blog.
To me, it all depends on the subject. Buildings are all line and just call for linework.
Well I think so — I am not happy without lines!