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Monday, December 31, 2007

Manorola View - ATC

I am participating in a project in WetCanvas where we are painting ATCs (artists' trading cards) and sending an original card to each of the 19 people who signed up for the project. The ATCs are tiny, real tiny (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches), and are very different to paint. I am doing paintings of places that I've visited. This one is done in ink and watercolor of the small town of Manorola in Italy's Cinque Terre.


Tracy Wandling said...

I can't believe you packed that much detail into that little space!!
I love your pen and inks...there are so many things I want to try, I think I get overwhelmed and end up doing the same thing over and over...new year, new things.
Happiest of happiness in the coming year to you and yours!

Nick said...

Is this the Joan I know whose paintings are going to explode when she starts working on full sheets (at least)? Hmmm, I think so. But at this size, the ink/watercolor combo is effective and works with your style of handling very well. Painting small is the #1 bane of watercolorists - cast off the shackles and give the paint some breathing room and a chance to work FOR you.

Michelle Himes said...

I'm so impressed with these ATC's. You've gotten so much color and detail in them. Makes me wish I was on the trading list.

Joan said...

Tracy - Thank you. Sometimes there are so many things I want to try that I can't make up my mind. This project is good. It's forcing me to paint, and I'm enjoying doing it.

Nick - Thanks you. I know you work nice and large. It will take me a while to get the courage to work that big. But you never know...

Mickey - Thank you. I'll do one for you even if you're not on the list...a little gift to my big sister.

Robyn said...

This one will be treasured by the lucky person who receives it, Joan!
What a great way to start 2008 with a wonderful comment like that from Nick! Brava girl. Now get out the full sheets!

Joan said...

Robyn, Full sheets scare me...now how many of these tiny ATCs can I fit on one full sheet? I know I wouldn't do these exclusively, but they are fun to do, and I work on them in the evening when I'm usually sitting on my couch and sketching.