Saturday, June 9, 2012
seattle interlude: sketchbook work
we are currently out in seattle visiting the kids and decided this morning to do a sketch of a painting i hope to do on a larger sheet of real watercolor paper when we get home. this is inspired by a photo by steve evans, known as babasteve on flickr, who has graciously and generously given me permission to use his photos as "models." this elderly madagascan woman seems full of life and wry humor. i love her hands, knotted and calloused.
no steps just the finished project. it was done on a 12"X9" aquabee sketchbook that has 93# paper that is between hot press and bristol in finish. it takes wet medium pretty well but the paint soaks in a little too fast to produce finished work in watercolor. i really like the pose and the subject so i will definitely paint a full rendering of this in the studio back in la crosse.