VSW: Pittock Mansion, In the Style of…


I love inkpainting, but I’ve been stalled a bit on my own growth as a watercolorist…
I am actually a bit bored. Not that I am very very good —
but I have a handle on watercolors after playing with them for several years.
My goals are not realism, and so without committing to that,
my growth as an artist was stalled and uninspired.

I was looking at Jerome Gray’s amazing buildings this weekend
(@jcgarch on Instagram) and decided to steal from him!
He continually delights me with his watercolors!
I tried the Pittock in the style of… hoping Jerome is flattered.
By playing, I am finding an excitement for my own path again —
bold messy colors and watery ink linework. Made me want to play again…

Loose sketch in a soluble Pilot black ink;
heavy wet watercolors without too much acre of they ran into each other;
final addition of a bit of waterproof platinum black carbon inked lines f
or a bit of my playful linework.  I am  happy with this one!

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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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