Friday, August 30, 2013

Watercolor Sketching in Copenhagen

  These quick sketches were done while hopping on and off a  sightseeing bus tour we were on. I did the sketches with my Ultra fine sharpie in a Nujabi watercolor journal and put the washes in at the hotel in the afternoon while enjoying a glass on wine. I used a water brush for that as this paper can handle more water than my Canson sketchbook .
 If any of you give this a try on your next journey I would love to hear from you.  Till next time. enjoy this wonderful day.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Copenhagen The start of our Scandinavia Trip

 I did start a new watercolor journal of our Scandinavia trip. A wonderful way to bring back personal memories and fun to do. I used my ultra fine Sharipe,  a Nujabi handmade watercolor journal , my traveling watercolor palette and a water brush by Niji  I hope you enjoy !

 I did these very quickly while we stopped for a bite to eat. I did the quick sketches and I mean quick a few minutes on each one and did some watercolor washes at the table and the rest when I returned to the hotel at the end of the day. I was very mindful of my husband who is not an artist and of our time together.
 If you do travel with other sketchers the dynamic will be much different and you may have more time to spend on each sketch. Either way take time to be still, observe your surroundings and nurture your creativity.

Monday, August 26, 2013

South Street Seaport with Urban Sketchers continues..

Hi , Today I will continue to show you all some of my watercolor sketches that were done over this past summer.  I have fallen in love with watercolor sketchbook journaling  because it is a perfect way to record  my travels with minimal supplies and can be done quickly without too much time away from  those you are traveling with.  Here are two pages from my sketchbook ; I was able to meet up with The Urban Sketchers of NYC one Saturday this summer as we painted at South Street Seaport. This is done in a Canson Watercolor  Sketchbook with an ultra fine Sharpie and some watercolor washes.

 I  hope you enjoy these and want you to know that I do hope to share my passion for not only watercolor painting but sketchbook journaling as well through this blog. They were all Created With Joy.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sketching this summer

    Wow ! I can hardly believe it is August 23 , where does the time go ? I thought I would fill you in on  the posts that will follow as to what  I have been doing this summer. This will include sketching, watercolor journaling, drawing and of painting both in my studio and out, so here we go on this adventure . " How have I focused on Art this summer " or  How I am enjoying trying out new venues "
    Here is a Watercolor Sketchbook entry I did back in May at South Street Seaport here in NYC. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to future posts. Till next time.     
This was done with an ultra fine sharpie marker and watercolors in a Canson watercolor sketchbook.