Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Trees @ 70 MPH



On our recent drive to Chicago I was experimenting with my Pitt Pens landscape set - I won these but had never used them - all the EDM'ers seem to like them so I thought I would give them a whirl -

I would search the speeding landscape for a particular tree - fix it in my mind --- and then sketch it - QUICK - a good way to force visual memory -

I also decided I liked the pens and bought three other sets along with 4-5 new sketchbooks - watercolor brushes- full sheets of several different papers-and many other things that I can't remember - Shopping at Dick Blicks was HEAVEN!!!

P.S. I have a very bad case of BEAS Disease*

*(Buys Excessive Art Supplies)

14 comments:

Lisalou said...

Great stuff! Love the trees and your fun blogging style!
Lisa

Kunstrxns said...

Oh, I have that too! I call it the lure of bright shiny objects. I like your trees at 79mph, also. We visited the Dick Blick in Chicago the last time we were there, what fun except I left my favorite shorty 4color pen when I signed the credit card bill.

Stephanie said...

wow! I love the trees and your BEAS disease could be contagious!

I guess it's good that we don't have a Dick blick store convienently located to the Portland / Vancouver Metro Area...I guess...

Margaret Ann said...

Wonderful tree sketches and a wonderful journal spread...:)

Sarah M said...

Neat! I've got that set of Pitt pens but haven't played with them much. Have to give them a go. Love your description of sketching at high speeds. What a good exercise!

kazumiwannabe said...

The drawings and layout are great! And fun post too - I think I could live easily with the B.E.A.S. disease...

Luba said...

Beautiful!

Katy said...

I'm susceptible to BEAS too. It's a good thing I live in the boondocks!
I've been eying those pens myself.

Sandy said...

BEAS - Yes I have that too - no cure unfortunately ;-) GREAT tree study and your greens rock!!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Oh no ME TOO... must have caught it from reading your blog... LOL Nope couldn't have ... must have caught it earlier... that's why I just placed an order at Daniel Smith's (cause Dick Blick was out of stock on almost every color I wanted :-(

Great trees... guess I need to get myself some of those Pitt pens... I've been using the Micro Pens... and I really like them.

Quilt Knit said...

So, You are the source!!!! I knew I had not done this by myself. I am relieved to know how I got this terrible disease. Have you developed the colored Patches too?

Sherrie Roberts

freebird said...

Ah, now I know what that's called. Oh boy, I've got a serious case of it. My husband says we can't move because I have too much stuff!

These trees are really good from speeding by. All you'd get is a glance before you'd be by them. Wow. You remembered a lot!

Ann said...

Wonderful journal pages with great trees! I have those pens too but they don't work for me like that. BEAS- well at least now I know what to call it. I've had it for quite some time but I'm afraid there is no known cure.

purplepaint said...

These are great trees! You have a really good memory or you draw really fast! I have BEAS too! That could also stand for Buys Every Art Supply! :)