Venezia by Fabriano

These sketches are all in my new 9x12 Venezia Sketchbooks. the paper is wonderful for ink and takes watercolor washes very well
I am inspired by the techniques in one of my favorite art books Watercolor without Boundaries by Karlyn Holman. all the drawings I plan on will be cityscapes, or landscapes, many from photos I took while on a trip to the UK and France. There will also be sketches from photo refs around the world shared by my Wetcanvas art friends.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Over the fence

This is from a photo ref this weekend on the WDE in, by Charlies Mum.
I tried to pour a path of light, then inked in the trees and fence, dabbed in a bit of color after and calling it done

Friday, October 21, 2011


I have had this photo ref for ages, from the Reference Library on Wetcanvas. (I cannot find the name of the contributer, but thank you). I used some of my Daniel Smith WC sticks for this one Quin coral, Quin gold, Cobalt blue. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

my Wetcanvas friend Sundiver, spent a wonderful vacation in Saba, A Dutch Caribbean Island, and provided wonderful photo references from her trip. the next two entries are ffrom Saba, first a Walk in the Forest

 This is a street scene from Saba

as you can see cobalt violet and quin gold are tow of my favorite washes
The photo reference was provided by ScattyKat from Wetcanvas, it is St Loup s/ Thouet, a typical quiet village street.