Thursday, June 17, 2010

Don McNulty


Hi!
My wife and I live in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, which is a suburb of Vancouver. We are a half hour drive from the US border and about a six hour drive from Portland.

I am a retired accountant, I have always liked looking at art and illustration so I started drawing and painting in ink and watercolor when I retired. I have no formal art training other than some continuing ed drawing courses. I enjoy reading drawing books and playing with art materials.



I am currently carrying around, left to right, Holbein waterbrush, #8 brush, #14 brush, Pentel brush pen, Staedtler Lumocolor marker, Shin Han Art Touch marker, Uni-ball Vision micro pen, Sakura fine Gelly Roll pen and a Lamy Safari pen with Noodlers Polar Black ink. It seems I am mostly using the Gelly Roll and the Lamy.



Also in my kit is the large sketchbook, 8.5 x 11 inches, the small 5x7 inches. The watercolor palette is a Yarka student one but I found the paint was all sort of pastel so I took it out and put in mostly Davinci tube colors. The plastic lid is a good mixing tray.









Here are a couple of recent efforts. I post my stuff at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/donmcn

I enjoy looking at Urbansketchers every day. So many wonderful, inspiring artists. Portland is going to be a joy.

See you there!

Don

6 comments:

  1. Nice to see people introduce themselves. Hope you get to arrive a day or so early or stay a little longer.

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  2. Will be fun to meet you in person after seeing your work on flickr for so long. See you soon!

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  3. Thank you both, yes, we are going to stay for a few days after, looking forward to meeting internet friends in person.

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  4. Hey Don, I'm an accountant, too! Maybe we can count a few beans between sketches in Portland:) I'm coming down from Whidbey Island with Lisbeth Cort and Faye Castle. See you there.

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  5. Hi Don, thanks for sharing your tools and sketches. Look forward to meeting you in person.

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  6. Hi Sue and Donna, see you in Portland.

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