Ink & Watercolor Video
This is a follow-up on my last post on sketching with ink and watercolor. I’ve put together a short video to take you to the North Cascades mountains and demonstrate how I completed one large ink and watercolor sketch. I hope you enjoy it! If you’re in the Seattle area and interested in learning more, I also invite you join me at the Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park this Saturday, August 23. From 11am-1pm, I’m teaching a free workshop, Sketching the Urban Wild. Bring your sketching supplies and meet me at the Park Pavilion.
13 Responses to “Ink & Watercolor Video”
Wonderful watercolor painting Maria, and so much fun seeing how you do it in the field with this video!
Excellent demonstration! You looked very natural!
Cathy Johnson (Kate)
This was great fun, Maria! I loved watching you work…and so large!
Thank you, Cathy! I have ambition to go even larger!
This is wonderful Maria!! It is so helpful to see the piece in progress, especially since we got a view of what you were painting. I would love to see more videos like this!
Beautiful work, M and D! Gorgeous scenery– you both bring it alive by ink, paint, camera, and narrative. That you work from right to left intrigues me. Would that have to do with farther to nearer, or more your body use in drawing and brushing?
Thanks for sharing the video , it was exciting and what grand subject matter!
Maria, How very clever and what a beautiful area in which to be painting. I loved how you painted from right to left. I found it very interesting. Wonderful water color Maria!
I’ll see you on Saturday. Betsy
Maria – Having attended your Daniel Smith workshop in Seattle, this was like an extended view of what you did that day. But, this was great…so cool to see you working through the image. I so love this painting…seeing it brought to life by you was a real joy.
The video allows one to see the image before your eyes and your interpretation of the scene. Thank you for posting this and allowing this glimpse into your work. I’m curios, did you mix the colors you used while in the field or did you take a special palette that incorporated the earth tones used?
Thanks again — Bishop
I typically have a few neutral/earth tone pigments with me, such as Lunar Earth, Neutral Tint, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, and Quinacridone Gold (all Daniel Smith). I love mixing colors, either on my palette or on the paper. On this portion of my trip, I carried two of my Pocket Palettes, so I had a good variety of pigments to play with.
Great to see you work, Maria. Curious what watercolour paper or sketchbook are you using? Such a big sheet…out on the mountain. :)
Hi Zoe, I’m working on a 15″ x 30″ piece of Arches Cream Cover paper. I have home-made paper folio (made with gatorboard) that I use for carrying paper and as a drawing support. I’ll plan on showing more of my equipment in a future post.Thank you!
Loved the video and love your style. Also dug the clawhammer banjo track in the background. Thanks for the continued inspiration.