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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Different media, nighttime at the art gallery, by Elaine (jaguarish)

Last night I went to the "Lynch by Night" event at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art without my usual supplies.  I did have my trusty sketchbook, but no paints.  I did have two water soluble ink pens so I did a drawing of these lamps by David Lynch, then went to the ladies' room and dipped my finger in water to apply.  I love how the orange ink gets such a range of colour depending on how concentrated or dilute it is!

I then was sipping wine and listening to the music by "Nonsemble" and was again struck with an urge to sketch.  I scribbled rapidly with pencil catching only about half of each person before they walked away.

Today I could not resist and went back over it with watercolours.  Which version do you like better?


  1. I love you ingenuity, how clever to add water in the restroom! Each of your versions of the second drawing have oomph! The pencil drawing gives me a very good feel for the energy in the room! The added watercolor is as if someone turned on the lights! I like both for they are each an interesting entity in and of themselves!

  2. Fun sketches of the people. I like how you dipped your finger in water to paint.

  3. I love your sketches. I also liked the label describing where you were--especially in that silly print. :D


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