This is the first year in many that I haven’t been able to attend the “Artist Day” or I think it’s currently called “Brush with Nature” day at Adams Ranch in Ft. Pierce, FL. Unfortunately my husband had recent surgery and I’m not comfortable with leaving him for a whole day yet. So, today I’ll post some of my paintings from Adams Ranch, and believe me I have a few. The ranch is a wonderful place to paint and is a working ranch that is just huge (about 50,000 acres) with way more cows than people. My kind of place. Once a year they allow artists to occupy a section of the ranch and the cows watch us paint all day. Entertaining for all of us!
Sometimes I do a small study in watercolor crayon and marker pen before the larger painting. This is only 6×8 on “Fluid” Watercolor paper 140 lb., which comes in a block of 15 sheets. The watercolor crayons are made by Caran D’Ache and mine is a set of 40 and the pens are Faber Castell with the brush tip.
The great thing for me is that the watercolor crayons are similar to pastels and I just love the way you can scribble with them, then wet them down and scribble some more.