This month I got to go up and visit two of my closest friends in Boston, and a bonus of visiting them is we almost always visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (you may remember it from this post). And luckily, in April the ISG shows it's gorgeous hanging Nasturtiums, which are very impressive and I couldn't resist watercoloring them. This time, I used a couple of photos I took to figure out the composition and lighting and painted it from home as a longer study. And by longer, I mean both in time and in composition, because as you'll see, it's my tallest work to date! Prints can be purchased here!
A perk of living on my subway line is that to go from Manhattan to Brooklyn, you travel over the Manhattan Bridge. On one side, views of Williamsburg, including stunning sunrise vistas on early commutes. On the other, an iconic view of the Brooklyn Bridge and birds-eye views of lower Manhattan before the subway disappears into the darkness of another tunnel. I decided one day to hike the south side of the bridge, take some photos, and do a quick sketch. I chose a view into Chinatown, bathed in late afternoon light. I'll have to do a Williamsburg sunrise sometime! Though best to sketch quickly, it's hard to focus with all the traffic (both cars and subways!) behind you.
Another Rambling Sketcher milestone! I now sell prints (and printed homegoods!) on Society6! I was originally going to stick to prints, but seriously, how adorable do my watercolors look on throw pillows? (Society6 is also currently having a sale on pillows, by the way!) There's over 30 paintings offered, prints of all are listed and a variety of other goods for each, including mugs, phone cases, and stationery card packs. Prints start at $18. Without further ado, check the store out here! There are also links through the "shop" link on this site and there will soon be an icon in the column on the right side of the page.