Sunday, May 11, 2008

Various moles

When I bought my first ever moleskine for this project, I also bought a water color mole. I did these pix in it. It's easier to paint in than the sketch moleskine.

Don't worry, I won't keep posting the pix from my "private" mole. Just this set. I attached the last in the series, the robin, to the group moleskine because it is painted on the back of the second yellow tulip which I did because I wasn't happy with the first (though each has its flaws and points.)

The first is another portrait of BB with watercolor pencils, and ink, the second a friend at dinner, the third tulips for mother's day and the fouth the robin which I attempted to pain in as Asian brush style. I got some books about that but haven't had time to study them yet.

I photographed these instead of scanning them because the scanner wasn't hooked up. Which reminds me, that white gouache STILL is not dry!


ian russell said...

Great self-portrait. Maybe a watercolour paper moleskine exchange next time!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I guess it would depend on the media various people use. But it is better for water colors and last night I painted on it with gouache and that seemed to work better too. There are fewer pages in the books.

steve said...

Good thinking Ian. Mary, thanks so much for sharing--you're really taking off here!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...


I am having a lot of fun with this.