Palette 004 – Watercolor Travel Kit

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For my summer travels and Plein Aire, I thought it would be handy to make a my own compact watercolor palette. This was a good tin for me to use because I love dark chocolate!

I flattened out the sculpey in the tin (the lid has a very thin layer), found an object to poke the holes, baked it according to instructions, sprayed a glossy clear coat on the sculpey, and squeezed my favorite colors into the holes.

Inspired by the kit made at http://onegoldenapple.blogspot.com/2011/04/watercolors-to-go.html

“Life is a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get!” Forest Gump is one of my favorite movies, it couldn’t be helped!

Ipad Painting Inspired by “The Painting”

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What Animated film inspired me to do this Ipad painting?

It’s from “Le Tableau” a French animated feature film. In English it’s known as “The Painting.” I thought it would be fun to paint a picture like it and have brushwork. I took some liberties, but it was fun to experiment with this environment and the Art Set Pro App.

The French have other recent great animated films like “Ernest and Celestine,” “Secret of the Kells,” and “The Triplets of Belleville.” All of these movies including “The Painting” are available on ITunes.

Ipad Life Drawing

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I think using the IPad for Life Drawing works well. I was able to get the figure done in the 1.5 hour session, and I did the chair and background at home.

I used the Art Set Pro app on the ipad, because it behaves very close to natural media. I like the color pencil for drawing, and for coloring and shading I like the oil pastel, and paint. I manipulated it with the eraser, rag and water tools. I used a Wacom Bamboo Stylus.