Spring Sketching Inspiration
Spring is such an inspiring time of year for sketching as the weather warms up and the world grows more colorful. I try to carry my sketchbook everywhere. Here’s a few of my recent explorations!
And closer to home in Seattle at one of my favorite spots for breakfast, Fresh Flours on Phinney Ridge!
9 Responses to “Spring Sketching Inspiration”
Congratulations on the baby girl!
I love the sketches, but the flower fields and the lighthouse are so vibrant! Beautiful work as always!
Congrats on the upcoming baby girl! You look wonderful!
I’m curious about your red pen pouch that you are using with the Moleskine notebook in the last few posts. Can you tell me the brand and where to get one?
Thank you, Wendy! The pouch for my supplies and Moleskine notebook is my latest project… and coming very soon. At the latest, before my baby girl. Stay tuned! :)
Wonderful,can’t wait! – and I’m wondering if I can purchase the sketch kit black binder separately from the kit-i already have so many of the kit items…
Thank you! I’ll email you separately about the Art Toolkit binder. Maria
Wow, great sketches and announcement. How exciting to be expecting a litte bundle of joy just in time for summer.
Also curious to see the arrival of your red pouch, love all your creative solutions for carrying sketching materials in the field.
I’m a struggling beginner with watercolors and am having problems mixing gray. I like your sketch “Flower fields in the Skagit Valley” and am wondering what gray you are using i.e. what colors you’re mixing. Thanks very much and all the best for you and your baby.
Hi Juergen, I often mix greys from browns and blues (such as Burnt Umber and Ultramarine). A rule of thumb is that mixing complementary colors (opposites on the color wheel) will give you neutral browns and grey. Try exploring options with your palette! Daniel Smith makes also makes a useful shortcut, their Neutral Tint. I can’t recall what specific pigments I used here, but I encourage you to experiment and have fun. Cheers, Maria