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, March 21, 2012

Las Vegas 1

This is a crop from a photo posted in the last WDE, somewhere in Las Vegas, I was attracted to the blue building.
ink and watercolor

The second crop included the ship, which I turned into a pirate ship. I would love to live in this castle on the rock. also ink and watercolor

Thursday, March 8, 2012

midwestern Gouache

this was first ink sketched, then painted with gouache, I am just learning how to manipulate this medium. After I was done I kind of lost some of the details so added a bit of ink back.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Waiting to Board

this is a scene from Wales provided by justjean from Wetcanvas, I loved the relaxing stance of the couple waiting for their boat, a nice portrayal of vacation time.