Saturday, 7 February 2015

Ice Carving Sketch by Jane Albin



Ice Carving Sketch
Watercolor on Pentalic watermedia sketch pad. 5"x8"

Tried my hand at plein air painting in 20 degree F temperature. 
The sketching was a little sketchy because I kept my gloves on to start.
I thought the paint would work better because I had a water-filled brush.  The paint was freezing as I tried to apply it to the paper making flat flakes of slush that could be brushed off.
I quit when the paper got too cold to accept any paint at all.  It was a fun attempt.
Hot chocolate was an excellent follow up. 

2 comments:

Cecelia Lyden said...

You are very brave-I almost did not go out to paint today[in FLA], because it was only 67 and very windy.

Tatiana Myers said...

Cecelia just said what I wanted to say... I adore brave people who can get out at winter and paint, even very briefly... I'm not sure this is the something I would have done.