On a visit to Chicago a month ago, we were at the Art Institute, enjoying the art. In the gift shop there was a sketchbook on sale for $9!!! It is slick paper, so I thought an ink pen would work nice. I bought an ink pen from Sakura with a brush tip. This is what it looks like - very bold and very black. I used watercolor pencils and a water filled brush to spread it around. The ink is not affected by the water.
Later, we went to San Francisco, and I tried a fine tip pen by Sakura. Then I used the watercolor pencils and waterbrush. This is what it looks like. I like this pen a lot. I sketched from our hotel room (what a view! Coit Tower! We got lucky with our room!)
Then, the next day it was foggy and cold, and I sketched from the warmth of the car as we looked at the golden gate bridge in the mist.
Welcome to my art blog! This is where I share my explorations and learning experiences in pastel, watercolor and oil painting. I have had this blog for about six or more years. I am currently entering many national and regional juried art shows. I have a website and sell my work from there as well. I started a group called Reno Tahoe Plein Air Painters a year ago and it has grown to about 40 active painters! Each year brings new challenges and exciting opportunities. I have made many friends among other art bloggers and enjoy visiting their blogs. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and click on the links to my website and the plein air painters to see more!