Sunday, July 20, 2008
This one's for Myrna.
There is a wonderful California artist by the name of Myrna Wacknov that you can link to through my "Fav. Links" section (can someone tell me how I can highlight a name or blog so that when one clicks on it, one is sent there?). She does some pretty incredible drawings, watercolors, and mixed media. She did a self portrait watercolor painting that is a killer...I mean sick!* Anyway, she has just recently posted a watercolor portrait of a black artist that also has water soluble crayon thrown into the mix. It's a fun medium to use and goes by a fancy smancy French name that if you stood me up against a wall and threatened to shoot me, I could not spell it!...sorry. This piece has prompted me to post my Koi illustration that I did for a rendering class that I taught several years ago at Sacramento City College. The Koi are done mostly in Prismacolor pencil over a touq. colored woven paper stock.The reflections in the water were done in the same water soluble crayon that Myrna used. * In Calif. surfer speak, "sick!" means "awesome!"