Monday, June 22, 2015

Nathan Fowkes Materials List

Nathan Fowkes is a professional artist and illustrator who, for fun,  paints great small landscape paintings en plein air.  His materials all fit in a fanny pack and I find it amazing what he does with such limited materials.  He doesn't use much water with his paintings and often mixes watercolor paints with white gouache for really nice opaque effects.  He likes painting on acid free brown paper and his paintings really glow on it. You can see his work on his blog: .  He really is a master at capturing dramatic lighting effects esp at sunset.  He also has some great black, grey and white value studies on the blog including the very few materials he uses to do those. His plein air kit would be great for urban sketching, too.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Linda's Sketch, Olbrich Gardens, May 31, 2015

The Thai Pavilion looked so lovely, but was challenging to draw.  I thought I might go back to Olbrich to finish the roof tiles, as they presented a perspective problem, due to the different facing surfaces of the roofs.  However, the weather continues to be pollen-laden and windy, not good for my allergies.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sunday sketchers at Rosie's Garden-part of St Mary's Hospital grounds...