8/2/11

Cosmos

A Little Bouquet of Cosmos, Asters, and Ageratum
Because I carry my sketchbook around with me I use it to store information like most people use their electronic devices. There is no "delete" in my sketchbook, so I glued some Aquarius II watercolor paper over some information that I didn't need anymore.  I hope I didn't need anymore.

The drawing on the left was done with a Pentel Sign pen, which is water soluble. The one on the right was drawn with a sepia Prismacolor colored pencil, which is not water soluble, and then I painted over the pencil with watercolor.

Someone in class today had a Tombow brush pen.  Now, of course, I think I have to have one of those. It was sepia and had a brush pen at one end and a regular pointy nib at the other.  She was doing some absolutely beautiful drawings with it.  Oh, wait.  Maybe it was her talent and not the pen that was making that magic.   Anyway, Beverly, if you're reading this, those were wonderful drawings!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello, Having a bad morning not feeling well. These flowers are sobeautiful they truly lifted my spirits:) This is where I wish that I could come to your classes and learn how to do this.But blessed I have this to see.
For my dayas its going I thank you so,
Linda

Catherine said...

Thanks Linda. I'm happy to have brightened your day a little. Feel better SOON.

Suspinz: Dabbler in Many Things said...

You keep inspiring me, Catherine, with your lovely watercolors. And, btw, the Tombow brush markers are magic (especially in the right hands!)

Catherine said...

Thanks Suspinz! I think I am going to have to find a tombow marker and see if I have the right hands. Or at least work at having the right hands.

gerri michaels said...

I recently began watercolor painting classes and especially love journaling. I found and bought your beautiful book through my wonderful teacher. Keep inspiring! gerri

Catherine said...

Thanks Gerri for the very nice comment - and happy painting to you!

Helen said...

You are such a "bad" influence! LOL! Now I want a towbow brush,too!

BTW/ I changed my blog address (this makes more sense). Be sure to bookmark the new address:
www.thesoutherncook.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

Helen - and now I am playing with a bamboo pen!

Thanks for the blog address update - and it is a beautiful blog!

Sue said...

Hi Catherine, I've been following your blog for a while and just love your work. I finally got a google account so I can comment. I wish I lived near you so I could take your classes. Have you ever considered teaching an online class? I'm taking one right now on ImaginaryTrips.com and I would definitely take one with you!

Catherine said...

Thanks Sue. I have given some thought to doing an on-line class. I am going to have to look into that.