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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Porch Studio and Workshop in Italy!

     Today I'm going to blog about my new studio space. As many of you may know we moved at the end of June and one of the fabulous perks of our new house is an extra wide, wrap around porch. This porch is like having three extra rooms on the house. Since I'm an outdoors-y kind of girl I decided to make use of some of it by setting up a studio space. I used my Cheap Joe's Signature Watercolor Easel... which I reviewed here and created a nice, simple work space. I found this easel to be too cumbersome and heavy for actual plein air work. This is the next best thing to en plein air painting and I'll be using it for as long as the weather allows.  I'd love to hear about your workspaces. Feel free to post links in the comments section below. 

  On another exciting note! Who is interested in doing a painting workshop/vacation with me in Tuscany, Italy in Ocober 2014? Artists (all levels) and non-artists welcome. You know you want to!!! Fun!! I'm brushing up on my Italian as we speak! Contact me for more details!

The 2014 is not up on the website yet so email me for more info! Fun!!!!!

Monday, August 05, 2013

Seagull Watercolor

Ahhh.... the beach. Nothing like the beach to entice the artist me to hit the brushes then the beach in summer. I am thoroughly entertained by the antics of seagulls at Fire Island and they are quickly becoming a favorite subject! This little fellow (or is it a gal?) posed for his portrait. :) A fun little note... I actually used beach sand to get the effect of sand in the foreground!

This little watercolor was a quick sketch just look to get the idea across without too much detail.  Part of my $99 series of sketches.

Watercolor Seagull
Seagull, 9 x 5, Arches 140 RP, SOLD


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