Category: Watercolors

Neatness. A necessary evil?

“Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.”

Frank Zappa

Today I organize all things art. What you see is one box of art supplies, which holds gel pens a coupla’ boxes of colored pencils, drawing pencils, coloring book pages and development, pastels, watercolors and who knows what else down at the bottom. Have several sketchbooks full of drawings,  a portfolio of figure drawings, and probably three or four plastic cases full of various pens and pencils that have accumulated everywhere from hotels to salesman’s and giveaways. I throw nothing out and surprisingly some of the pens that I got for free are really nice. (more…)

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Studio in a box! What an idea!

Watercolor postcards
           Studio in a box! Watercolor postcards.

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One of these days I’m going to use these. They were given to me as a gift many years ago with the intention that as I went to interesting places and sought interesting subjects I would do a quick watercolor sketch and then send them off to friends and relatives with a little note. I don’t think the person who gave them to me bless her heart realize that there’s not too many people that probably would like to hear from me first and have a piece of original art that would probably be mediocre at best. However, I did take them with me to Italy and Spain and they remain untouched even though I always whine about “just having one day to just sit and paint” in Italy and Spain. (more…)

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