Thursday, May 31, 2012

There's a new book through Amazon and other book stores called "Walls Notebook." It is a book just full of pages of walls and graffiti from New York. What's great about it is you have a place to paint and doodle, write, etc., and you don't start with a blank slate. The background is already done for you. On this page, the only things I painted are the clay pots. When I saw the book, I thought it would be fun to go out and take my own pictures in the Twin Cities, but then I started to think about all the time and work it would be to create the book, so I bought it. I LOVE this book!
Radish sketch. I had fun doing this. Downloaded some images from the internet to see shapes and colors, created my layout and drew from the downloaded photos, painted with watercolor.
Sketching cupcakes.  What fun these were.  The background with paint, stencils, etc.

When traveling in Italy, one of my favorite things to see were the clothes lines.  Being a tourist, you really can't get to know how the people live in their homes, so it was fun to see their clothes lines.