Thursday, June 17, 2010
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
I enjoy looking at Urbansketchers every day. So many wonderful, inspiring artists. Portland is going to be a joy.
See you there!