Sunday, July 12, 2009

Painting at Sea


Another little painting that I did when the seas weren't too rough. A melon slice and a lemon. My inspiration was from another blogger, now I can't find the painting and give credit because it was several weeks ago. Thank you, friend. Rather than copy her painting I did it from memory because I thought it looked so fun to do.

I'm getting my brushes wet again, after a long period of dryness, at least for me. A friend challenged me to just paint for a certain length of time, 1 hour or 2 hours, and then just stop for the day. Even more challenging, do a completed watercolor in that length of time. Not so easy if you paint wet on wet, the drying time is too long. So, small and quick it is!

1 comment:

  1. Hi joyfulartist! May I call you Joy?:) Thank you for visiting my blog and for your compliments. I like your vibrant fruit! To answer your question, when I sketch in public I use the Koi 12-color pocket size field sketch kit. (I often use it at home too - it's so convenient). It's at http://sakuraofamerica.com/Watercolors-Brush I draw in a Molekine. When I intend to use watercolors, for the pen I use a Lamy Safari fountain pen with Noodlers waterproof Ink. I can easily fit everything in my pockets. I'm kind of new at this too, and am not sure whether you ever stop feeling obtrusive and obvious. But this is part of the game - it's a covert operation. I try to select folks that are very involved or at angles or distances that would keep them from noticing. Sometimes I do not have time to color them on location, and color later at home.

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.