Central Park Bench – watercolor 16″ x 11 3/4″ on Khadi paper. Based on a reference photo by Randi Klein. (Thanks Randi!)
My sister’s golden retriever, Gus, gets to run freely around outside because of an invisible fence which keeps him safely inside the property. Recently, however, the invisible fence broke and now Gus keeps running off the property and into the road. My brother-in-law said that he was going to build a wall and make Gus pay for it. We laughed and laughed.
The above painting was done on Khadi paper. This is an interesting watercolor paper to use. It’s made in India, is 100% cotton rag made from old tee shirts.
I found it a little harder to use than Arches because I was unfamiliar with the way the paper reacted to the water and pigment. One interesting thing about this paper is that you can abuse it and it doesn’t fall apart. However it can ball up if you try to scrub the image. It worked well on this snowy scene.
Sunflower past its prime – colored pencils in notebook
Another drawing above from my Nature’s Notebook class. I’m still enjoying the class and this City girl is learning more than she could have imagined about the flora in local gardens.
I try to keep my blog apolitical. All I’ll say is so far we are three weeks in and I’m ready to build a wall around myself. I will happily pay for it.
Thanks for visiting.