I haven’t had a lot of time to paint recently. My studio is in disarray (slightly). Hopefully I will put it back in use soon.
I may be sketching for a few days. This is one view of my alternate studio. It is nice to get back to the basics: pencil and paper.
My studio desk is very messy, from a housekeeping point of view. However, from the perspective of a sketcher, it’s not messy, it’s detailed. From a watercolor stance, it is fairly homogenous. Note to self: Arrange desk so it is visually interesting.
Brushes inhabit one part of the desk in my studio. I took the time to sketch the positions of my painting tools in their respective homes: an oatmeal tin, and a Jackson’s of Piccadilly tea tin. I used pen and ink for details before and after applying the watercolors.
Now and then I make a sketch of my studio. It’s messy enough to be interesting. Today I found that I am getting better at placing my shapes in the frame and estimating proportions properly. I used a combination of watercolor paints, broad-tip and brush markers and fine-tip pens for this composition. Previous studio sketches […]
Now and then I run out of ideas or subjects to paint. When that happens, I look to my environment for interesting designs. Today was one of those days. I looked around the studio for a situation to render. All I saw was a mess, which is what I painted. I did not take pains to […]
The thought was to document the ‘before’ and ‘after’ condition of the desk where I paint. I have dozens of brushes and they are disposed variously in empty tea canisters, pill bottles and the odd hollowed-out bamboo segment. Below is a representation of part of my desk showing some of the brush receptacles as well as dishes I […]
Not in my normal venue tonight. In the ER, in fact. (Not a problem with me. Joy wasn’t feeling good at all today, she is just here for observation.) I write this from my phone. I’m hoping I can include another of my watercolors of the ‘ordinary’ in this post, if I can find the […]