Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sketchbook Project "Down My Street" - Last Part

The Sketchbook is complete and went to NY Art House. It was fun project that required good preparation, the ability to stick to one thing; and, finish meeting a deadline. Watercolor and ink is not what I usually do. Neither the sketch-like paintings. Therefore, I was challenging myself by braking the comfort zone. At the end it was very helpful to me as I taught myself to loosen up and fight my perfectionist nature by painting fast and almost "careless". It was also fun to use ink with watercolors. I think it gives cheerful cartoon-ish look to the sketches. Each sketch took not more than 15-20 minutes. 38 pieces completed. Love the outcome!!.......................................4"x5.5" Watercolor on Paper, 90lb Cold Press

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sketchbook Project "Down My Street" - Part II

Here is the second part of my Sketchbook Project. I am painting these sketches from the pictures that I took back when Summer was in its peak. It is so soothing to paint sunshine when the weather is nasty and rainy (as today for example)

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Saint Petersburg - Blood Cathedral - Travel With Me - Sketchbook Project

Travel With Me Sketchbook Project.   Blood Cathedral ( The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood) , an amazing piece of arc...