Paper 10 1/2" by 14 1/2"
In 1971, we bought a huge Victorian stone monstrosity in Northern Wisconsin that had been made into three apartments. We lived on the second floor and rented out the other two. It had a carriage house, which we cleaned out and I made into a studio on the second floor. I gave clay throwing classes. In 1976 for many reasons,---I drew a line from Madison, Wisconsin to Sheboygan and said, "We have to go South of this, back to sanity and civilization."
With my hubby, kids, and Victorian antiques and we moved to the NW Chicago suburbs. It was a great move, my children grew up in great schools, with multi-racial families, and my husband had 5 fabulous jobs, each better than the last. I threw thousands of pots and did art shows, galleries and taught classes, worked retail, had a vintage/antque/crafts store...and a few other things.
The table above we had in every house we've owned or rented. It was in horrible shape, and we repaired it and I painted it moss green and antiqued it, I sold it in the shop. The matelasse cloth, Mom had, as did the framed mirror, which I sold when we left up north. The blue/white vase is one that Mom sold at an antique show, it had a nasty chip/crack, but was very old English pottery.
The green walls are the color we currently have, which sets off Pecan colored woodwork, so well.
Again, I got so involved in the sketch and painting, I forgot to take photos---as I went along.
Paper today is Strathmore Gemini Mould Made 140# Cold Press 594-6
(I loved this paper--absorbent, didn't bleed, I could wick up extra color, didn't stretch or buckle)
It's pretty pricey by the large sheet though, ugh!
Here are the 3 brushes I used.
Top" 16 round Artist Loft Necessities tm (talon -love this brush holds water and keeps the point) (probably bought in a set---very reasonable)
Middle: 5/8 flat Plaid Enterprise (nice taklon holds water, springy, and holds the edge and bounces back) again probably from a set-Acrylic/water color again, very reasonable
Bottom: 6 round again a Plaid brush probably from a set.
The foam brush is there for reference- it's a 1" brush.
All three of these maybe originally designed for craft painting or watercolor. In buying brushes, I usually go by feel, look, wetting them, and price. I don't think the most expensive brush is necessarily the best, but do buy the best quality you can afford. Sets are a great way to find out what type of brushes you like to use.
Van Dyke Brown
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Yellow Ochre(new color I added to Palette).
Disclaimer: Any products I am using are not a recommendation, but only for reference for the reader's use. I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies or products, or have I received compensation or products.
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TY, Rue...appreciate that!Delete
Oh, Sandi, the painting is just beautiful and how lucky you have the real thing. I always wanted one of those victrola horns but never got one. See, if I could paint, I could have anything I wanted! Thanks for your visit. The road trip was fun and the nectarine pie was good, but not as creamy textured or as sweet as the peach one WILL be..Happy Thursday..xxoJudyReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting Judy--I always baked peach pies for the ice cream social we ran to raise money for Job's Daughters when I was in my teens, and I left the skins on...I would love to try nectarines!Delete
Another absolutely beautiful painting! How wonderful that you can hold those memories with the stroke of a brush.ReplyDelete
Ah, Marie, not just the memories, but your feelings about them. Photos don't always, catch that, sometimes they do. Thanks for visiting!Delete
Great!I think that painting is the most beautiful you have done!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Maristella, I'm glad you like this--!Delete
Really nice, I love the way you did the cloth!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jenna, the original had rust and red threads in it to---one of those satiny triple weave things, interesting on both sides. But the fringe hung like blond hair...so silky. Thanks for visiting!Delete
Hi Sandi, LOVE your art and that wonderful piece, full of nostalgia and your history. I would have loved to see your stone monstrosity! Can't imagine those rough winters!ReplyDelete
Thanks Debra, I appreciate your comment an visit, hugs, sandiDelete
Thanks for sharing your lovely watercolors at Vintage Charm!ReplyDelete
Wow, your Watercolor expertise is impressive my Friend!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dawn--I enjoyed working on this...the phonograph brings lots of memories. I still need to find a buyer for it, but I think I will put it out for Christmas and let everyone enjoy it. Hugs, appreciate you stopping in.Delete