Friday, October 30, 2015

Coffee Time

Artist Bob Burridge has a weekly newsletter/video called Bob Blasts that I have been following for awhile.  When the latest Fall in Love With Journaling Prompt was Tea Time/Coffee Break, I decided to try to emulate his coffee cup series using watercolors.

First, I did just one cup in a small 5.5" x 8.5" Strathmore Mixed Media journal.

 Then, in my 9 x 12 Strathmore Visual watercolor journal, I did another and added some text on card stock.

 Finally, I did a double page spread in my Canson 7" x 10" Mixed Media journal.  

I think I like the first one best.  Bob recommends working in a series and painting very loosely.  He is fun to watch on the videos.  By the way, he sells his coffee cup paintings (9" x 12" acrylic on paper) for $195 each!


LA Paylor said...

we are kindred spirits. I've been doing the sketch a day in pen because of InkTober.
I sketch in pen, then color in with pencil, unless I do them on fabric and use paint.
I didn't post all of them but I love all of them and have learned a lot. I love your cups. I am a words girl so that is really cool. I have to look through your blog now to see what other sketches you're doing.

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite in the series is the first one - such rich vibrant colors! So glad you are home but please note that your presence is missed at Dattoli. Dennis has 15 treatments done 22 to go!
Have you had a chance to play with your fabric yet?
Yours in friendship,
Mary and Dennis from New Mexico