Artists I’d like to echo when I grow up (If I ever do)

While waiting for the rain to stop and the turkey bloat to exit I re-discovered my favorite art blogs. First stop was at Cathy Johnson’s http://katequicksilvr.livejournal.com/ and then onto http://cathyjohnson.info/. I followed those up with a tour round her http://artistsjournalworkshop.blogspot.com/ site.  This past summer, Randy and I purchased her book,

Now available! Just click the cover image below.  …and we fell in love with it. It was so stimulating we couldn’t help but draw along with the pages. Plus she got me dipping my digits into the world of watercolors (strickly for sketching purposes right now). And thanks to her site I discovered a wild little aquabrush—it has a holding barrel, much like a fountain pen, except the barrel holds water, making it so, so easy to pick up color and blend it in. Love it, love it, love it!
I took two of Cathy’s mini sketching courses, mostly because they don’t cost what they are truly worth. What a fantastic deal she offers! Lot’s of info and video demonstrations within each of the lessons. Cathy is easy to listen to and learn from. Sometime this winter I plan to take her watercolor/sketching mini course too. Truly a kind soul who believes in sharing her wealth.

Another artist I am amazed with is Andrea Joseph. Her work boggles my mind with its sheer volume of words per page. You can check out her  amazing skill with ink  at http://andreajoseph24.blogspot.com/.  I’ve just ordered her zine, How to draw like a loon. Here’s hoping it stimulates the mind also.

Or for a look at an artist with kink check out this site belonging to James Gurney, http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/. (No, no, not the lace and leather kink—or at least I haven’t found any yet…but I will keep looking!) If you really want your mind jiggled a bit check out his December 26th post and the video  he includes there. Then near the end of that post is another listing for his own work on video.

 I bow to greatness….one and all.

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