Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Doodles at my Desk

It's a miserable, rainy day again, but I'm spending time at my desk in my little studio!  I decided to straighten up the desk and surrounding area and ended up day dreaming and drawing.

I'm so proud of my productivity.  I started doodling with the conte crayons first.  Once I was over that, I remembered some photos I took of flowers in my garden.  I have been wanting to try a technique in watercolor where tube paints are used straight, no thinning with water.  The paint is applied with bristle brushes instead of sable hair.  The marigold photographs might work for this technique since I took good close-up shots with alot of color.  I paint big, even on a small support and this flower was going to be big!

Luckily, the watercolor paper I'm going to use is just large enough to handle the size of my drawing without being crazy big.  I sketched out the petals and planned how I'm going to start applying paint.  If the rest of my day was free I'd plow right into painting, but I have to stop here.   

Tomorrow is another day.


  1. Looking forward to seeing it! I haven't used Maimeri Blu watercolors, but have met people who love them. I find the Holbein to be luscious! Holbein and Sennelier are my favorites =) The technique sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. Yes! I can't wait to begin tomorrow!

  3. I'm looking at it again now. If I work on it more I may push it too far.