Monday, October 20, 2008
Window Shopping 22"x30" watercolor on Arches 300 lb hp
I pulled an all nighter last night. All in the sake of art. I use to do it all the time when I was at Art Center. I also have done it many times, getting a project completed for the kids. Last night it felt like old times... I wanted to put something into the upcoming California Arts Club show, in South Pasadena. The charcoal that I started last week was just taking me so long. They look simple but to get the values smooth, it is takes some painstaking patience.
I knew on Saturday that the charcoal was just not going to be ready, so I bought some wc paper. Found my wc board, and yesterday stretched the gorgeous 300 lb paper. Couldn't believe how cheap it was at Dick Blick. I think I paid about $4.00. I double checked with the cashier, since the price on the shelf was $11.99. That was the steal of the week.
This show is based on images, and icons of a nearby town. It has some SoCA interesting landmarks, and they wanted the artists to capture that. I wanted to try something a bit different. So I took some photos around the town last week. From what I had taken, I found one that I wanted to try in wc. I did a line drawing, and transferred it to my board. I started painting about 6 or 7:00 last night. Here is the result.
(photo taken quickly before it was put in the frame)
Posted by Robin Neudorfer at 6:53 PM