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    Friday
    Aug062010

    Green Neo-City

     Lucy: Do you think my eyes are beautiful Charlie Brown?
    CB: Yes, they look just like little round dots of india ink!
    ~ Charles Shulz, Charlie Brown

    finished version, sopping wet, clipped to the easel

    the angle of the sun was sharp, so it's not really this faded

    the last two photos are the final, dried version, nice colors... dried overnight under some books

    5.5"x8" Exacompta sketch journal, neocolor II crayons

    Greens with a twist, for the one color + black + white experiment from July. As I was setting up, my 8 yr old daughter volunteered to be the spray girl, spraying a fine mist of water on the drawing and she really went for it! I attached the Exacompta journal to the kids' easel with binder clips. I always work flat on a table, so I thought it would be fun to see the drips. The photos go in order, showing the results as she sprayed. This is a new little mister I picked up at Michael's yesterday, a few bucks for three, and the mist is really nice and fine. I am going to try misting diluted paint (I'll keep you posted). Anyhow, after a bit, I had to wedge a paper towel under the journal, as the drab olive greens were dripping off the page. Next time I will draw sort of planning how it might look as it drips down. This turned way too muddy... but maybe with brighter colors it would turn out better. More neocolor cities in Pink + Orange Neo-Cities and Blue + Red Neo-Cities.

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    Love your fearlessness, Tammy! BTW - you can pick up little misters in a local pharmacy or dollar store for a lot less money! I've used them to make my own spray inks. Fill the bottle 2/3rds full of water, and add a few drops of acrylic ink right out of the bottle. Works like a charm!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    Terri, Thanks!!! I'll look for cheapie spray bottles so that I can try all sorts of things with them. I think fluid acrylics would be dreamy in spray form...

    ~Tammy

    08.6.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

    That last picture-reminds me of the illustrations in the old children's book Madeleine, with all the little french schoolgirls in a row.

    08.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

    Love the look of row houses! Great to have help from the family. My DH just walks by me and smiles.

    I bought two watercolor pencils a few weeks ago... and have a mister I use for the plants... need to try THAT out! {:-Deb

    08.8.2010 | Unregistered Commenterstorybeader

    Theresa, When you mentioned the Madeleine illustrations, I smiled. I love collections, groupings, etc. and those illustrations are so fresh and fun.

    Deb, The kids help sometimes, if it seems like fun and not drudgery! I've never tried watercolor pencils - need to try those with the mister. If you do, keep me posted.

    Tammy

    08.11.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

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