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End result, Good Flesh Tones
Caput Mortem (or Caput Mortuum, aka Mummy Brown or Dead Head) has legends about how it came to be. It was likely made from the residue from the production of sulfuric acid. The residue was colcothar. Another legend says it … Continue reading
Posted in color, painting, process, watercolor Tagged caput mortem, cote de azure, mixing paint, palette, quinacridone gold 2 Comments
VSW: Harold Washington Library, Chicago, 2 Watercolors
I added a wash coat of color and a bit of detail to the ink sketches. Being a line-work gal, not sure which I like best… You? Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, watercolor pencils and Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Preppy … Continue reading
Posted in architecture, art journal, calligraphy, challenge, creativity, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor Tagged architecture, caput mortem, Chicago, Daniel Smith watercolors, Greenleaf & Blueberry Watercolors, Harold Washington Library, Italian Renaissance, Mummy Bauxite, owl, Primatek, Sheaffer calligraphy pen, virtual sketchwalk 10 Comments
VSW: Harold Washington Library, Chicago, 1Ink
I look at my pages now that my comfort with fountain pens and watercolors — my materials — to move my eye to design a pleasing page. I love this postmodern building and had little knowledge of it so this … Continue reading
VSW: Chicago, 1, Newberry Library
Nice to have Sue lead the Virtual Sketchwalk in Chicago this month. I’m taking the opportunity to play on Canson Colored papers, ink and watercolor on grey paper! The watercolor buckled the paper, but it stood up to it — … Continue reading
Posted in architecture, art journal, challenge, drawing, pen & ink, process, series, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor Tagged architecture, Canson paper, caput mortem, Chicago, Daniel Smith watercolors, Greenleaf & Blueberry Watercolors, Henry Cobb, Italian Renaissance, Lamy Al-Star, Mummy Bauxite, Newberry Library, Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, Platinum Carbon pen, Primatek, Shungite, virtual sketchwalk 2 Comments
USk: Palm Motor Hotel
Whenever I drive by the Palm Motor Hotel I get a little surge of home energy. It looks like motels I remember staying in when visiting Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. I’ve always loved these Mid-Century Modern signs. Today I … Continue reading
Posted in architecture, art, art journal, drawing, journal, painting, pencil, sketchbook, urban sketchers, watercolor Tagged art journal, caput mortem, MCM, Mid-Century Modern, motor hotels, Noodlers ink, palm, Palm Motor Hotel, palm sign, Portland Oregon, Strathmore journal, urban sketchers, Urban Sketchers Portland, watercolor 2 Comments
Process: Mixing Quinacridone + Caput Mortem Paints
Building from Process: Mixing Hematite Paints, I moved into mixing two colors into each of my paints: Caput Mortem and Quinacridone Gold. The latter has been a favorite of mine for 20 years. Caput Mortem has also been known as … Continue reading
Posted in color, painting, process, watercolor Tagged caput mortem, cote de azure, mixing paint, palette, quinacridone gold 1 Comment