Oot and Aboot with the Expeditionary Art Pocket Palette
The other day was Fourth Sunday, our regular get-together with USK:MTL. I went out for a second round with Maria Coryell-Martin’s Pocket Palette. (Which she graciously sent to me to try out). (Here’s the full review if you missed it).
USK sketch-outs are a social affair. You can spend more time chatting than drawing. We had a lot of new visitors because of our article in la Press. In fact, I met the person who owns the house I sketched for the piece. That was kind of fun :)
The social aspect makes for better drawings sometimes. I was more slow-and-steady than my previous night-shoot. You get a more delicate sketch by taking your time. I wasn’t keeping track but let’s say these were around 20-30 min each. They’re small, so that’s a fair while for a tiny drawing.
These are similar to the 5×7″ish miniature watercolors I did last month. But, unlike last time, they’re drawn directly with the brush (instead of over a pencil sketch). A lot of tiny point work with the #7 round sable.
This is my fall colors limited palette: Neutral Tint, Raw Umber Violet, Quinn Gold Deep, Buff Titanium and Grey of Grey. I’ve used the tiniest touch of MG Turquoise in the windows.
And – just a reminder about using Maria’s discount code EXPLORE2016 sometime before the end of December if you want to pick up an Expeditionary Art Palette of your own.