After Yesterday’s Long Post: Just a Dog

May 18, 2011

See the full post, basically because there isn’t much to read today!

Above: Dog park Chihuahua. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketch (all pretty much covered with paint by this point) with gouache on Hannemühle Nostalgie.

It's so much fun to work on Nostalgie with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen that it's almost a shame to cover the sketch with gouache. But then it is also so much fun to paint with gouache…

When working on Nostalgie I use the gouache with a fairly dry brush, but with fresh paint, to spread and mix easily on the surface of the paper.

Here I'm playing with a color scheme idea I had, and I don't want to squeeze out more paint. Working with what's on the palette can be a lot of fun.

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    I love your dog sketches and paintings. They are my favorites!

    • LizzieBo
    • May 18, 2011

    Ok, I’ve been thinking about this and here are three reasons you need to write a book. Number one, all those other watercolor artist are wonderful (and I’ve clicked on a lot of links from you recently) and there are other wonderful artist out there but few of them are going to write a book and none of them are going to write the book you would write and that doesn’t make them not wonderful and worth studying and reading but they still aren’t going to write a book – the book. Two, not every – well actually very few – people can write a readable book. There are wonderful artist who write awful books with wonderous paintings in them and they are great to study and look at but they don’t explain anything or explain it well. You write well. You have a lot of knowledge but you also write well. I read a lot. Not right now because I don’t have the concentration but I love to read and there are many bad writers out there and it’s discouraging sometimes to want to learn something or just be curious and not to be able to find someone to explain it or describe it. But a good write is a gift and a great writer – someone who can REALLY sink their teeth in and explain the nitty gritty and make you feel it. They are priceless. You need to write a book. Number three (i’m sure there are many more but this is all I’m doing right now) if you wrote a book I would buy and copy. Then I would buy a pile and wrap them in my new handmade sloppy wrapping paper and give them as gifts for Christmas. Then I would keep a few copies to hand over to new friends when I realized they are worthy of a good read. YOU NEED TO WRITE A BOOK!!! Please.

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    Thanks Melisa. Drawing either dogs or birds makes me very, very happy. Because of that I try to do it as much as possible.

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    You really got that color-value thing down. Your colors in this one remind me of my grandmother’s colors. (re. yesterday’s post, we’re still appreciating her art after her death.)

    • Cate S
    • May 20, 2011

    Roz, oh dear. I hope your sketch was meant to be covered with painT, not pain?

    Yeah, I know, a nitpicker! hehe

    Cate in Dundee

    • Roz
    • May 20, 2011

    Cate, thanks! It gave me a laugh. I’m going to go correct it now! Roz

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    I love him all colorful like that. He’s so alive here. Wonderful picture.

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