The latest adventure was a road trip with Mack to North Georgia and the charming town of Dahlonega. The last time we were there was about 40 years ago and we were both college students at the University of Florida.
This time I was going to take a tapestry workshop with Joan Baxter. To prepare for travel sketching I bought a little 5 x 5 inch Handbook Journal that fit in the back pocket of my purse. From a recent post by Cathy Johnson I had learned about the Pentel Multipen. I took two, one had 8 colored pencil leads and one had red, black and blue ball points, an HB pencil lead, two hi lighters, a red lead and a non copy light blue and along with the refillable Sharpie that always resides in my purse gave me many options. A very light weight sketching kit.
Our first little trip involved taking Laddie to stay with Josh in Kansas and so I tried out my little kit on a sketch of Josh at Panera.
I was pretty busy during our time there taking a tapestry workshop ( more about that on the Common Threads blog) and didn't do a lot of sketching but do have a few more to share.
All of these were done with my ultra light travel kit and I was pretty pleased how accessible and handy it was.
Here is a drawing done with Copic Multiliners 0.3 and 0.5.
I have a few more sketches I would like to do of scenes in Dahlonega, maybe by the next blog post.
It is a very pretty spot, especially now when the Fall colors are coming out but I chose to do this rock gully with a Burnt Sienna Tombow and watercolor. I liked the perspective of the rocks tumbling forward.
I also made many thumbnail value sketches for another painting I would like to do out there.
I don't have the whole group in this one but this year I am in the picture because Gwen took the photo. We are all feasting on homemade pizza night artfully presented by Lynn!
Cheers to good friends and our semi annual retreats!
This was one of those late night sketch experiments. I decided to do a simple contour drawing of my hands but I would draw my left hand with my right and then my right hand with my left. It was interesting so I tried it again the next night.
This idea of drawing/painting with both hands was intriguing so I tried one last experiment...
Finally, I just received a new handmade brass paintbox that I am pretty excited about a couple of days ago but I think I will have it in a separate post. I just filled it with paint and haven't tried it yet. Next time!