I noticed this passenger early in the flight. He would stand up for about 10 minutes and sit back down for a while before standing again. He probably had a back problem. His face was interesting so I did a quick sketch.
This was a fellow passenger en route to Oakland, California. He fell asleep and of course I painted him. ACEO trading cards and a watercolor travel set are great ways to sharpen ones skills and kill some time during a flight.
Reading blogs is one of my favorite things to do. That is how I found out about the new Shizen pastel paper. I am already a fan of their watercolor paper. I used the plein air image below as inspiration.
I like to exercise my brain by painting the landscape as it flashes by in a car. I take a mental picture and paint it on an ACEO trading card ground. I then explore that mental snapshot in larger watercolors, pastels, oil and graphite drawings.
I was searching for a painting to show to a client yesterday and came upon yet another painting of this tree from a few years back. This is this years version with it surrounded by fog. I was experimenting with the new Arches paper for oil paints.
Pam gave be a gift card from Dick Blick's for my birthday. I have to go by that store each visit. I bought two panoramic watercolor blocks and some square format watercolor blocks for this trips paintings.