Monday, July 25, 2011

Mother and Daughter



I thoroughly enjoyed sketching these two beauties, Stephanie and Alyscia. They were patient and held their poses like professionals. We knew Stephanie was a pro at Mo's. She's our favorite wait person.









This sketch was done in my Moleskine pocket accordion, a small sketchbook that expands. It's limited to 5" high but the width is left up to the imagination. The paper has a waxy surface that's resistant to watercolor giving drawings a look I've come to appreciate.













The first pose was quite long allowing me to experiment with different papers, watercolor and line-brushwork. I think this is Punjab paper. It's a nicely bound watercolor sketchbook I've had for many years. The paper is very rough with deckled edges and takes watercolor beautifully. I used a large squirrel hair mop, loading it with a couple colors then applied the paint broadside.
Stephanie taking a sleep-break during this warm afternoon.
Thank you for sitting, Stepanie and Alyscia!

4 comments:

  1. These are wonderful. The colors are so rich and yummy. You are amazing.

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  2. Thanks Judi! So sweet of you to say. Stephanie and Alyscia are such wonderful subjects. Sketching them inspires me to do more figure work. My true love!

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  3. stephanie SprattJuly 26, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    thank you all so much for allowing us to be a part of your wonderful talent! all the pictures turned out beautifully.....

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  4. The shadows and lighting on the faces are outstanding.

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