Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Crazy Pears

It is a very slippery slope. Watercolour has dazzled its way onto the See It Sketch It blog screen. What's not to love about vibrant, soft, flowing colours? But fear not. Sketching remains the queen, watercolour the not so humble servant.

I went to a watercolour workshop at the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver over the summer. On that idilic day in a big open tent  behind the Ferry Building Gallery I was soothed by a warm breeze, the call of gulls and views of sail boats out towards UBC.  Elizabeth Cox, exuberant and creative, led the group through a series of very simple steps.  Paint, water, brushes and really, really nice quality paper. And voila! Crazy Pears.

Crazy Pears

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