Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chinatown, Boston pen ink and watercolor

I have two things going here. I'm using the sketch book to hone my drawing skills. There are no short cuts there. This drawing is from a Google Earth street view of a Chinatown street in Boston which is this month's subject of Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout. I also broke out my sweet little 6x6 pochade box and began a painting of clothes pins which is some what in need of a tweak before I post the final version. This little box is the proto-type and will be refined to include a slide out palette. Email jfinbar@comcast.net for info on it and others like it.
Wolfie and Abba-I couldn't resist ;)

12 comments:

Denise Rose said...

Great pen and ink Mary! I just found the Google paint out website and will probably give that a try next month. I love the depth that shows in this with the foreground, middle, and background buildings.

Stephen Parker said...

Hi, Mary. Your work is so FUN. (Reminds me of a friend's work who lives in the Bay Area of CA. You're very versatile, and you have pieces that are equally dynamic and expressive in all the mediums you seem to try. Really like your Boston post from today and also "Beach Umbrella," "Just Sketching" and "Happy New Year." Glad to know you're out there.

Stephen

Kristeena Crabb said...

Delightful pen & ink! I just love it!

Karen Bruson said...

I'm really enjoying your sketches.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful sketch. Love that 6 x 6 inch box...that would definately help me keep it simple. I tend to "overpack" for onsite work.

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

Nice strong colors, and great composition.

Renee Brennan said...

NICE Mary!!! I like how loose you sketch and paint.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Lovely composition, colourful without being gaudy, love it. Gorgeous cats too, how cute they look snuggled up together X

rdl said...

love it, love it,love it. and they're growing up! lookin like teenagers/hangin. :D
x

Christine Stonebridge said...

Loving the sketches! And the use of Google Earth to "travel" (funny, you went "home", lol). Great little box! Imagine it's quite a handy tool for work and transport. Last but not least, lovin' those sweet kitties :)

the art of the dance is like chocolate said...

mary i love these with the pens too! they look so vibrant and alive! can you show us which ones you use? pretty please?! love your beautiful cats!!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Mary , love your little sketch! This looks like fun! Your kitties are cuter than cute! How old are these little ones?