My final watercolor wednesday at battery park city for the season: unseasonably, gloriously warm. still my color palette reflects the season: yellow ochre, burnt sienna and indigo and some of their infinite combinations.
this week's watercolor class assignment was experimenting with mark
making - using the brush in a variety of different ways.
myself inadvertantly reproducing, precisely, the colors of the leaves that
littered the ground around me using just yellow ochre, burnt sienna and prussian blue. the marks began as riffs on an ink drawing on
brown paper i did several years ago.
it seems my feedly feed had a mind of its own
and felt the world needed a break
from my content.
evidently now i'm once again worthy.
i noticed that the link on the post about my new site isn't
clear in its iphone iteration. my paintings, drawings and collages can
be seen if you CLICK HERE
if you follow on feedly you've missed some rock paintings (of course) but also the beginnings of my picasso sculpture sketch book. after my first visit to picasso sculpture at MoMA last month i thought i'd draw every object in the show.
i've been four times thus far, ambling from one room to the next with sketch and wash pencils, water brush, brush pen, crayon. as crowded as it gets i find it easy to sketch with only an occasional jostle. i've met several delighful people who stop and talk about the sketching and the picasso work.
in the same way that painting landscape plein aire allows an intimate experience of place, so drawing these objects, paying the kind of attention required, rewards with an exquisite awareness of the process of making them.
it was especially fun sketching all six absinthe glasses from different angles.
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