Sunday, November 21, 2010


I've been basking in the glow of our opening reception for a week...long enough! The show is still bringing visitors to the gallery, along with several commissions, so it is time to return to work, which I did several days ago.

The first thing I did was to try and borrow the approach to the clay drawings and apply it to a watercolor based painting. It went like this: First, a well defined pencil drawing on 300lb. Arches paper, followed by color washes of the buildings, but not the details, Second, re-drawing the scene with a sepia pen and adding details to windows and store fronts with markers, Third, further delineation of the details, windows, etc. with ink, watercolor and acrylic, and enhancing the buildings with pastel dust. The last step was adding the trees with acrylic.

Via Garibaldi in Parma...mixed media...16x26

While this was going on I kept myself busy with another clay drawing, using a new support for the first time. It is called Typar, and I like the way it receives the ink line.

As I Remember...clay drawing...8x12

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