Happy New Year to everyone who reads this blog. Time to get your party sparkle on and ring in 2010. I for one won't be sad to see 2009 go.
With this in mind, I did a portrait sketch last night with some shimmer, oil on paper, applied with a brush, followed by a wash of gouache with watercolor. I first saw this technique done in Barcelona, but it took me two trips there to work out how they were doing it. After combing the streets, watching the plentiful and talented street portrait artists, I finally found a helpful artist who spoke English.
I have been playing with this technique for a while now in my drawing and really like the feel of it.
New Year's resoluiton: to draw more of course. It separates the men from the boys.
Favorite quote of the day. Winston Churchill:" I love champagne in victory but need it more in defeat".