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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fishermen's Terminal

My first post on the blog!


A couple of sketches done at the Fishermen's Terminal today.  It was raining and I never got to take out the egg tempera kit that I wanted to try, just sketched around with acrylic inks instead.

The first one is of the fishermen's memorial.  The sketch is a tad bit livelier than it really was -- grey & wet.



The following one is of a single ship.  And no, it was not the sunset behind the ship -- it was the reused sheet of watercolor that I used to sketch on.



Both of these will form part of a book that I hope to bind by hand, made from sheets of watercolor paper that I cut up and recycle this way.  I do a lot of paintings on watercolor paper and have an appallingly low rate of success and it is somewhat pleasurable to not have to throw all that good paper away.

3 comments:

  1. VK, we all get to use creative license when dealing with Seattle weather. Don’t be too critical when it comes to a successful effort, beauty is in the eye … … and we 'are' our own worst critic. Great sketches.

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  2. Beautiful sketches. Great color...I love the abstract and loose quality about it.

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