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If You Can’t Go Tight Go Loose

August 23, 2017
Sakura Fiber Tipped Brush Pen sketch with watercolor washes, on Fabriano Artistico, 140 lb., Hot Press watercolor paper. It might have been that I’d had sugar after lunch? Or maybe it was Phyllis stopping every few seconds to ask for a new color of Tombow Brush Pen Markers (her favorite for use in her coloring books)? But I think it’s just my on-going adjustment issues to the new glasses. But I wanted to sketch so I just went with the loose and fast and it has a certain charm, especially in those arthritic hands, that reminds me of the moment, her concentration, and her difficulty getting the pen caps on and off, and yet her determination to keep coloring. We can all learn from that.

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    • Terri
    • August 23, 2017
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    Roz, this is marvelous! It reminds me a bit of one of my favorite illustrators, Louis Slobodkin.

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      I didn’t recognize the name so I had to google him. I don’t remember a lot of the titles but the Amiable Giant rang a bell. Lovely loose sketches. I need to look more at this. Thanks so much for mentioning him!

    • Joanne
    • August 23, 2017
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    I love seeing Phyllis. Also at the bottom of the post was some images from 8 years ago. Pears. I was reminded of the little art journey I went on after seeing the pears back then. I must return to that journal and revisit the pears I drew, colored and painted….because of you.

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      Thank you for reading for 8 years! I’m so glad that the little “also read” bits at the bottom brought you back to a contemplation of pears and I’m heartened to read that I got you to sketch them. Go do some sketching right now, OK!?

    • Beryl Polin
    • August 23, 2017
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    Charming image, very emotional…

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      Thanks so much Beryl.

    • Cathy
    • August 23, 2017
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    Roz, I love your loose lines that capture her arthritic hands and intent look! Thank you for posting your sketches even though you are struggling with your new glasses.

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      Truth is I’d rather draw and struggle with the seeing than not sketch, but it helps that it’s drawing Phyl. I’m glad you liked the loose lines. All my Fair stuff from my two days of sketching (Thurs. and today) are turning out pretty loose too! But I have loved every minute of it.

    • Sheryl C
    • August 23, 2017
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    A beautiful, moving image – I love the truth of it.

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      Thanks Sheryl. I’m very happy to have time with Phyl.

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