This is the second day of the Pat Southern-Pierce workshop held in Mt. Vernon, WA.
We again started under the shade in Sharyn’s garden. Pat taught about her letter form and we did exercises. Once she explained it, it was easily grasped. But I had not seemed able to do so from previous observation. It is based on an Art Nouveau style. We added lettering to sketches done yesterday.
Then we moved to Scarlet’s magnificent garden. I could sketch there for days! Since I was really not interested in sketching on toned paper, I reverted to my usual watercolor sketchbook. But I used the lettering we learned in the afternoon.
The afternoon throw down
and the final group photo, taken by Scarlet’s husband.
All in all it was a delightful workshop. The setting made it so relaxing and friendly. Also, Sunday was only a high of 73 degrees, so it was also a welcome respite from the heat at home.
I’m going to order a broad nib for one of my Lamy fountain pens. I’m not sure whether I’ll use it for drawing but I will use it for lettering. I do like Pat’s line work in her sketches and will look at it some more and think about using a broader pen. I’ve been using very fine nib pens up to now.
Lots of photos from the garden here: