Re; cougars.........mountain bikers being eaten by mountain lions in Marin County isn't that common, but it has happened. The common consensus is that they're attracted by the rapid movements and the unusual shape of a mountain biker, because they tend to leave hikers alone.
thanks Kathy, in answer to your questions, almost all my work is done in graphite because, for me, it is quicker than any other medium (except perhaps acrylics) and, at my age, that is very important. Had I come to art proper a few years before 2006 which is when I retired at 69 years of age, then I have no doubt that I could have donated more of my time to other mediums and would, I think, probably become more proficient, either in coloured pencils or inks. The rose was done in coloured ink and I enjoyed the result but it took me many hours compared to my two hour, on average, works in graphite. My other favourite is the grey ranges of Prismacolor, cool, warm, and French grey, and I have done many works using just those greys, great for human portraits and animals alike. Thanks again and I hope I have answered your queries. Have a good weekend Ed
hi Kathy, many thanks. I usually copy from photos but am not always controlled by them, some I follow faithfully, especially detailed ones, while others, like the scribble, I just go with the flow and hope it turns out OK. Have a good day. Ed
Thanks kathy for your comments on Big Ben I try and get quick sketches done while sitting somewhere and having a coffee I tend to end up drinking a lot of cold coffee . I have carried water colours but have only got my nerve up a couple of times when it was very quiet .. i think theres more chance of me looking back at sketches than photos
Aloha Kathy.....I thought you were new to TAC....didnt recognize your name....glad you found your way here....thank you for sharing your awesome collection of paintings....theyre all so beautiful.....and colourful too.....enjoy your time here....see you back in the gallery and cant wait to see more of your delightful art....
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