I sat at Triton’s
While working on the above practice sketch, got an email to announce that my painting ‘Heavens are pouring ‘ won an award. It could be just a special mention or it could be a coveted medal, will know at the artists’ reception only. It would be fun to have friends and fans join to see the collection of beautiful works by almost 50 artists-
Reception: Oct 5, 1:30p – 3pm
Santa Clara Watercolor Society’s Annual Show,
Rose Shenson Community Gallery at the Triton Museum of Art
Juror: Jean Warren.
Two months I was not allowed to paint plein air by my son because I had overshot his deadline of cleaning up my papers in the house! Master painter Arin was thus delighted to accompany me at Santa Clara railway Depot upon sorting and filing my papers.
Amtrak pulled in before I started painting whose conductor was quick to say yes to my request of taking a photo to sketch him.
Why buy craft supplies for kids? So that when they go to bed, parents can enjoy their crayons!, a photo by Taswiir on Flickr.
3" x 2", Crayola twisters, paper = page off the chore list pad. My recollection of Milpitas eucalyptus.
No Rick, I got this set which comes without paper so even after I sharpen them, no paper is torn and no clues of use are left behind!
In the Rose Shenshon gardens behind Triton Museum, SCVWS held its Plein Air contest. Guess who placed first? Lucky #13!!
I reached late, got to be #13 and had mere minutes to do the final painting. It worked out OK in the end, eh?
Weekend painting group getting revived!! With crossed fingers…
st_2012_10_17, where are the values?? Buddhist temple, San Jose, a photo by Taswiir on Flickr.
Trying to get back to cartridge paper – I think I’ve found the paper type. I am drumming up a product that can be made from this paper…..stay tuned, I am sure it is going to be one heck of a product! Artistic and useful.
This painting made me happy because it was unusual in the way it was executed. For most paintings, I sketch with a pencil before painting or if not a pencil, I sketch with a brush directly. In this case, I just started painting, no structure underneath to paint on. I thoroughly enjoyed it – cut out the wait time the brush endures! So why did I thoroughly enjoy this – it was like spoiling me – just play no hard work of drawing. That’s a treat!
Study book #2, squirrel mop
Colors = Viridian Hue, Vermillion Hue, Prussian Blue(W&N’s Winsor Blue is that), Lavendar, Quin Gold and Cerulean!
Title- search for the Rose window.
90lb study book #2, beloved squirrel mop and travel case of colors, a glass of malbec, timberlake crooning.
This is like the first run after a break of a month. Your muscles ache, your time is not the best, you grimace how far behind you’ve fallen in your training, you sigh at the thought of miles you would have to cover before you get your rhythm in your step back- yet – you are glad you are running again.