Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Urban Sketching v. Urban House Painting





Urban Sketching v. Urban House Painting

Voluntary--------Necessary

En Plein Air---En Plein Air

Avocation----Work

‘In the Zone’-------Pondering Solutions to Problems

Limited Supplies--------Gallons of Supplies

Knowledge of Perspective----Knowledge of Gravity

Value Contrast to Model Form----Putty and Caulk to Model Form

Transparent Wash---Power Wash

A Point of View or Station Point------Viewing Every Point  


July has been ‘paint the house month’ at our home, so this posting is all words.  The comparison list above is ‘the art’ I have to offer at this time. I’ve only sketched twice this month. The first time was at our Regional Sketch-out on 7/11 ..and I already posted the three sketches I did that day on Flickr and Facebook.




I sketched a second time when I volunteered to help out at the Peninsula Art League’s Summer Arts Festival in Gig Harbor on 7/19. I’m not done with that sketch yet. I hope I don’t ruin it when I get time to finish it. I enjoyed  sketching outdoors at the Arts Festival..even though the temperature was over 90 degrees. I learned that heat does strange things to colored pencils...and, I like learning these things:



Water-soluble colored pencils do not turn into a ‘wash’ with the application of water.
Wax-based colored pencils melt and do surprising things.


2 comments:

  1. Totally fantastical comparison!
    Just to note that you are also working on your large brush strokes!

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    1. Thanks, Patti. Wish you had been here while I was making the comparison list: That was a big one to miss!

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