I had a copy of Danny Gregory's book with me, An Illustrated Life, which came in handy when Jane related the story of her art life. If I've got this right, it was when she first discovered Danny Gregory's watercolor-journaling style that she left behind her more formal style of watercoloring for this freer, more spontaneous way of working. And now, in turn, Jane's inspiring others to give sketching and drawing a try. (I never even considered learning to sketch and/or watercolor until I saw Jane's work, and I know I'm not the only she's inspired to take up pen and moleskine!)
|Love this book!|
|page 145, autographed.|
We then drew over our pencil lines in black ink, then added the watercolors. Mine wasn't great, but wasn't horrible either. I like the imperfections. It provided lots of opportunity for progress (especially in learning where the stem should join the blossom)!
|Sketched and watercolored lily.|
|Not-quite-finished blue jay.|