30×30 Direct, Week 1, Finito

Okay why did I try this again?
Because I love Marc Holmes as a teacher (follow his blog artists)
and he is very gung ho on this.  I used inks not watercolors.

But a week later I still hate it.
Of course, I overworked the first one of Église Saint Germain l’Auxerrois!

Turns out I really really love my pen, the feel of ink on paper!

The Chicago USk event is on this week and
I did the Bean as a tribute to them.

I kinda had fun with this one..

I switched to flowers on Hahnemuhle Postcards
and had fun with this….

But not as much fun as this and
that is not direct watercolor!

See all those sexy sexy lines?  FUN!

Again for Virtual Sketchwalk I tried the Madonna at the Église Saint Germain l’Auxerrois.
Not to bad, but not fun.  Belabored.  Does it show?

Layered inks of the Tuileries, Paris.  Postcard.

So I think I am done with
the direct watercolor challenge.

I have already sketched several other images
but the key is I had fun, dammit, with a PEN!

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“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”  Me.

About dkatiepowellart

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 30×30 Direct, Week 1, Finito

  1. They’re gorgeous. I love the colors.


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