Some sketches from my recent trip to Florida…..
The first sketch is from a fascinating exhibit at the Norton Museum of Art: “O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York.” Not that this has to do with Florida exactly, but it was an inspiring experience from my trip. Shown here is a self-portrait by the wonderful Florine Stettheimer accompanied by a couple of ladies in bold prints. According to the exhibit text, Stettheimer always painted in white harem pants and red shoes!
Of course I didn’t spend the entire time indoors……
These Florida sketches are truly wonderful, Beverly and show that you were able to profit from your trip to Florida, taking the time to observe your surroundings and translating them in your own inimitable fashion.
Thank you, Janet! I always appreciate your encouragement! xox Beverly
Amy anna says
I love your work and your blog is so inspiring! I have not seen the pens in your photo – looks like a water pen? with pigment? intriguing!
Thank you for your kind words, Amy! Yes, I use water brushes (Nishi brand) when I’m traveling – one flat and one with a point. They are excellent and inexpensive. Here is a link: Nishi waterbrushes For painting on the go, I’m using a small Daler-Rowney pan watercolor set. It’s perfectly good, but I’ve not tried other brands of pan watercolors. I think the most important thing when choosing watercolors (pans or tubes) is to buy professional or artist-grade paints (not student-grade) because of the higher pigment content. You get what you pay for. If given the choice, I’d always go for fewer colors of high-quality paints over many colors of low-quality paint. Let me know if you have any other questions. – Beverly