Art tools and a little demoPosted: January 30, 2014
If you haven’t heard of Parka Blogs, check it out. Parka reviews art books, posts his own great sketches (including his most recent trip to Cambodia) and writes about artist’s tools. For me, the most fascinating section is “Art tools and gears” because he interviews different artists about the supplies they use. Don’t you find it fascinating to read about what other artists carry in their sketch kits? I could spend hours examining photos to see the make of a special brush, or the colour of a tube of paint, as if finding out that information would hold the secret to being a better painter. This week Parka posted an interview with me which you can check out here. Thanks Parka! And as an addition to this I’ll do a post tomorrow about my palette of colours.
A couple of nights ago I was an invited guest at the Dollard Artists Association. I love doing these talks because it’s always a great opportunity to talk about Urban Sketchers and hopefully get a few new people to join our USk Montreal Sunday sketching group. It was a good turnout of artists for a cold January night and the giant bouquet of flowers they had for my demo was exactly as I had requested — COLOURFUL! It’s always a bit nerve-wracking to do a demo… So many people watching and so many chances to mess it up but you cross your fingers and hope for the best. Thanks to everyone in the group for a great welcome and for sending me photos of the event.