We are having the first snowfall of the year today. It’s mostly just a dusting with a little blowing around, but it is a good day to be inside and catch up on computer tasks and then spend the afternoon in the studio. A few months ago I bought some acid free blank greeting card stock and I think I might play around with that next. I tried working on some animal portraits, but they weren’t going especially well, so something else is in order.
I have let the last picture sit for a few days and am finally happy with it. It is a mixed media of pen and ink, watercolor, and firm pastel, and colored pencil. I like the play of the stonework with the blue door and the terra cotta colored trim. Very west coast looking. I found this house on the way to a wedding. Always take your trusty camera with you. Digital cameras are a great boon.
The outdoor light for pictures is not great today but what the heck. I tried an outdoor shot and the wind tried to pick up and blow away the drawing. Not good. I decided to take the pictures inside under my outdoor flourescents and Ott table light this time. They seem to be okay, but I will rephotgraph it again again when the weather is better just to compare. I really do prefer the natural light. Once again I will show the black and white underdrawing and then the finished artwork.