These are some tree trunks I am working on at the moment. I thought I would post an "in-progress" type of shot to give an example of how I work. The trees themselves were from the Talus area at Yellowstone National Park.
Color swatches created with the thirteen of the fourteen color palette in my Winsor & Newton Cotman Compact watercolor set. A great exercise for getting to know your colors and just some of the possibilities.
was created in a large watercolor sketchbook where the pages are 9.5 by 12.5
inches. Each individual square here is .5 inches.
I found this statement last spring and really connected with the message. My search for the author never produced any results. If you know who originated the phrase, I would love to know. Here is a poster design (24x24 inches) I created using a picture I took last fall in one of my favorite places.
The location is Lower Falls at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park. It was a hazy September day from smoke that controlled burns were creating in the park. Some visitors there were disappointed by the smoky haze, but not me. I thought it was neat since it created new colors to look at and I decided to sketch the scene. After all, how often do you get to sketch one of your favorite places in a new light?
If you are interested in learning to create your own pen and ink with watercolor sketches, there is still room in my class next month for the Yellowstone Association Institute. My course "Capturing the Landscape in Your
Travel Sketchbook" runs July 3 through July 5, 2013. Find out more at the Yellowstone Association Institute official website, visit the course page, download a PDF or call 406-848-2400 for more information or to register.