The Vanishing Point, Sketching in the New Journal

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Taking tips and compositions from Watercolour Landscapes by Richard Taylor, I painted this without removing the paper.  Not as easy as I imagined, but then again not as hard either.  I guess it is one of those things you have to get used to.  In fact, I think it slowed me down – which can be a good thing.

Taylor has two other books (perhaps more?):  Townscapes in Watercolour and The Watercolourist’s Guide to Painting Buildings, both equally good and full of projects and instructions that make you want to paint.  I tried another, and while I’m moderately happy with the results, even after five tries, I couldn’t get my scanner to focus on both pages so the top page stayed blurry.  Taking a photo was out of the question as well because I couldn’t get it to lay flat.

So use your imagination.

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About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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