Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Should We Take A Cab ?

A fun Stick, Ink and Watercolor sketch . This 6x8 is matted and finished size is 8x10 . http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/diane-klock-2648

I just finished 10 sketches in this series. I will share the rest soon. Just wanted to let you know I will be the Daily Paintworks   Artist Spotlight  Of The Week  on 5/3/2013 so if you are interested in learning more about my painting process I hope you will check it out.  I hope you enjoy this sketch and this beautiful day.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Somerville Sticks Continue With " On Lexington "

Well my love and attraction sketching with a sharpened stick , ink and watercolor continues . This sketch will be going up for auction at  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/diane-klock/on-lexington/138776

I hope you are enjoying these sketches as much as I am enjoying doing them and remember if you do give it a try please send me a pic.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fruit Vendor Sticks, Ink and Watercolor Auction

Here is the next sketch that is up for auction this week. I hope you like seeing it and go over to Daily Paintworks and visit their site.www.dailypaintworks.com

Here is the link for this auction   http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/diane-klock-2648   Have a great day. See you back here soon.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Little Somerville Sticks Auctions on Daily Paint Works

 I am loving sticks and ink sketches. I will be putting them up for auction over at  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/diane-klock/flags-and-sidewalks/137211 Starting this week. I am starting out with four, each one is 6x8 and and comes with a mat measuring 8" x10 ". The auction price will start at  $ 60.  I do hope you enjoy these and think about  giving them as gifts . They will last longer than candy and flowers......Here is the first one up....

Flags and Sidewalks

Monday, April 8, 2013

Somerville Sticks

    I love the watercolors of Edward Wesson and Steve Hall ; after a recent workshop in the UK and viewing a new DVD that Steve has done  Wesson' s Watercolor Secrets  with   Town House Films  I found one of the ways Edward Wesson liked to work was with ink and sharpened sticks from the yard.
  SO on a recent trip to Boston while I was at the playground with my granddaughter  I found some sticks of my own. I sharpened them with a razor blade and purchased some waterproof black ink and I was in business. I hope you like my go at stick , ink and watercolor.
  Give it a try if you get a chance and let me know how you like it. I found it very freeing and fun to work with. It is always good to stretch yourself and try something new. Don't you think so ?

This watercolor " Heading To The Corner " is  available. It is 10"x14" . Steve has encouraged me to work larger so I am trying hard to work on 1/4 sheets of Arches watercolor paper. Hopefully I will get to a 1/2 and whole one of these days. See you next time . Enjoy !

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Simplicity In The Country

      This is the day the Lord has made ; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24
Happy Easter , I am grateful to have been able to spend some time in the country ( and city ) these last two weeks teaching and taking time to reflect on what the Lord is telling and teaching me.  I hope you have all been able to take some time away from your busy lives to do the same. 
 Since I am trying to simplify busy scenes, my life, and watercolor lessons for those wanting to try it out here is a good lesson ,  
to simplify your  sketches and paintings try using only three colors. there are really only three colors  , red, yellow and blue and learn to train yourselves to make the colors you need. You will be amazed how many colors you can get so easily and when painting out in Plein Air how much lighter your bag will be. 
I use Da Vinci tube watercolors , here are your tube colors if you want to give it a go ! Aureolin, Permanent rose and  Cobalt blue.

This watercolor says country to me. I sure hope you enjoy it and give watercolor a try. If you have any questions about how you can get started just drop me a note. This watercolor is 8"x10 1/2 " and is available for $100