A feature in my April copy of Watercolor Artist
encouraged me to hurry out and buy a set of watercolor pencils.
Who am I to ignore such a direction?? I ordered a small set of Faber-Castell –Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils. They came in a satisfying metal box. Almost too delicious to use.
I found them great for sketching and fine details. This discovery took me to making a set of ACO’s (Art Card Originals) which are the same size as baseball cards and are traded and collected in the same way.
I made a dozen cards with paintings of sailboats.
I’ve only been on a sailboat a couple of times,
but loved the ride and the way they look.
Some of the pictures were from a sailboat race
I saw with Linda Sue on a sunny day in
. Bellingham, Washington
Another was from a quiet morning on Orcas Island Sound.
For others I used reference photos taken…
…while riding the big super ferries…