Urban Sketch panorama
I waited till after Christmas to post this one. It would have shown up a whole lot better if I'd thought to take the photo before wrapping it, but my brain is pretty fried these days. It was tricky to wrap, and its owner was coming to fetch it any time, so I didn't want to undo it just for a photo.
This was a commission piece -- the view from someone's childhood home. It's 9 x 30", and I had tremendous fun doing the panorama format. I'm going to try some more of these after Christmas. It took two sessions because of the size and the intricacy of the church. The only down-side was that it's on very bumpy watercolor paper (something I already had from doing larger pastels), and I want something smoother next time. The bumpiness was hard on my pens and didn't give me quite the quality of line I wanted. I did just fine a Strathmore watercolor pad that's 6x18", so I'm going to try some more panoramas quite soon.
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Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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