Today was a day of making art three different ways: painting from a photo; doing an “urban sketch” on location; sketching and painting from a live model.
It was another fun morning with Jodi Steele at Daniel Smith for Social Watercolor. The theme today was Texture. She brought a number of items with which to experiment and play around with texture and watercolor.
Paper is provided; stencils, string, sponges, bubble wrap, tooth brushes…. all for experimenting with textures.
I did it a bit but I’d also had a previous hands-on demo on the subject. I brought some photos from which to work. It’s a very convivial atmosphere. Painting, talking, sharing. I worked from one of my photos of an interpreter at Fort Nisqually.
I then had a 2 hour break before the Long Pose session at The Conservatory in Georgetown. Got a sandwich for lunch and then sat near the Trailer Park Mall for another sketch of that unusual location. I’m not as satisfied with this one as the one I did two months ago. I did get to see a large, old car back into those chairs, recently vacated by a young man. Fortunately, no one and nothing was hurt.
GregRobin portrays Ben Franklin in a one-man show. Today he simply sat as our model. The set up was a little disconcerting for me. I’ve never done a formal long-pose session. People were setting up tall oil paint easels right next to the stage. If I was to sit at a table to watercolor, I wouldn’t be able to see the model. So I just pulled up a chair into an empty spot and claimed some real estate. However, I only stayed half the time and did one sketch.