Urban Sketching v. Urban House Painting
En Plein Air---En Plein Air
‘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.