At least once a day, let your imagination get in the way! ~Issac Webb

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Workshop Notes

What a fabulous class! With demos on many different techniques, tips on materials and hands on painting time, Anne Abgott's "Daring Color" watercolor workshop was awesome!

We learned Anne's amazing technique for 'mingling' transparent watercolors directly on the paper, instead of mixing on the palette. And, I love, love, love working on 300 lb. watercolor paper now!

One thing that I neglected to mention on the notes below, is that Anne had us work from both a black & white photocopy of our reference picture and the color copy. What a great tool for seeing the range of values in your subject! Each of us left with a complete...well in my case...almost complete...painting.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Illustration Friday - Poof!

For this week's Illustration Friday topic of "Poof" - we bring you a message from the cat...

Queen Charlotte

Well, I did finally make it to Charlotte!
Nice airport.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

More Airport Stuff

More of the now infamous get-away weekend.... :-)

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

At Gate B-4

Every now and then, a person needs to get away. Luckily, I have a good friend who agrees! So, recently, Cindy and I decided to meet in Charlotte, North Carolina for a holiday! Our plans included a watercolor painting class at Cheap Joe's, a trip to a cool museum and various other acts of mischief. Here is the first of several entries in my moleskine from our wild weekend...

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