Monday, March 25, 2013

Lemonade

Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style virtual class report...

I like detail and I like realism.  Watercolor journaling is usually neither.  It is about recording a moment - a memory.   If you're out and about and want to sketch something and add some color - or just take a few moments to record a bit of your day - fast and simple is more realistic than slow and detailed.  This is not one of those engraved-in-stone rules, but it makes sense.  On my first try with apples & oranges (first lesson uses fruit), I struggled with not focusing on detail and realism.  Then came the second page.  A little bit easier.  A little less nagging from the perfectionist.  A little more fun.


2 comments:

B.Prim said...

Hi Aggie, I just found your blog and can I tell you, I have enjoyed reading everyone so far.... still reading.... LOL. Just read the one with all the journals and sketch books, where you saw the journal with the homemade paper and deckled edges and talking to yourself.... too funny...I have done that too many times. Thanks for sharing and please continue. I am just getting started in watercolors, pens, colored pencils etc. (a few months now) and enjoy your blog. I have a blog and you have inspired me to maybe get back to blogging again, thanks. Sorry this is so long. Happy Day! Sherie

Aggie said...

Welcome Sherie! What a wonderful surprise to stop by the blog today and find your comment! My sister once said blogging can seem like yelling into an echo chamber, so it's nice to hear another voice now and then. Keeping this blog is keeping me honest - can't slack off much because I know I'm going to have to post something eventually. My hope is to give others a boost as well. I'm delighted that I may have caused a little inspiration. I also appreciate your kind words and encouragement.
Best wishes with your art journey!

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