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Park College Gazebo--WC pencil

This was one of my favorite paintings done for my Watercolor Pencil Magic book so I was especially glad it got on the cover. I just rotated it at my gallery when I took a bunch of new work--the plastic covering the mat had gotten torn--and decided to try it on eBay instead.

The auction for the gazebo is here, by the way...


And WHAT was the matter with eBay today? Good grief, it took me the better part of three hours to get three listings up, then made better speed on the next three until I made one change to how I wanted my Creating Textures in Watercolor book listed and it wiped out everything I'd done!

On that listing, I'd gone to Amazon and picked up a bunch of the great reviews and typed them in (eBay's not into cut and paste today)...plus the publisher's statement, and graphics and all...zap, all gone in one keystroke. Backing up just got me the empty template, none of the stuff I'd entered. I decided I had had it for the day, it's St. Patrick's Day and I'm leaving it with the green gazebo here and to heck with any more work!  If it were a tad warmer out I'd fire up the chiminea, but maybe a nice Cuba Libre and a book are in order.

I'm feeling a little blue instead of green, anyway...last year, Joseph was here and we got to go hear Molly and Ted play at the Atlas Saloon--they were wonderful. IT was wonderful. She sang the "Irish Blessing," and it was, of course, achingly beautiful. I sketched my love, and later Moll and Ted played "Crazy Love" and we danced like a pair of teenagers.

It was the most fun I ever had on a St. Paddy's Day.

This year I'm here and he's there, and I had a kielbasa sandwich for lunch, at 4 p.m.. Too busy to even go out and get a Jameson's. Nuts...

Well, we'll celebrate in two weeks, when he gets here!


That we will, love!
Sounds good to me, babe.*G*
Wow! I hardly ever use watercolor pencils and now... I'm thinking that they might be ideal for my upcoming trip to the U.K. Heck, they would have been great yesterday here in Texas, except that I was so busy with my camera.

I'll have to get a set of them and get some practice. I don't think that I've used them in ten years, at least.

Hmmm... I'm wondering if, flipped onto fabric and spritzed on the back to saturation, would the colors transfer onto fabric...? Yes, the image would be reversed, but still...
What brand do you like? I LOVE Faber-Castell's Albrecht Durers--they're soft and richly pigmented, and mix well. I like Derwent's new Graphitints, too, not as fond of the Inktense.

Oooh, love the fabric idea, let me know if you try it!
Oooh, thanks for the brand recommendations. That was going to be my next question!

I'll try the fabric idea as soon as I get my new pencils. It'll be during the upcoming week, definitely. I'll let you know how it works!
Gotta love a fresh outlook and an adventurous spirit!