Plein air paintings and drawings from around Silicon Valley.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Dick Zunkel Demo at Los Gatos Plaza Park
The last sketch I did, using brush pens not the dip pen. My fountain looks more like a collection of ghosts!
Thursday's demo by Dick Zunkel was excellent. It reintroduced me to the joy of drawing with dip pens and ink - I had forgotten what wonderfully expressive lines you can get with them. The only problem was that the ink seemed to get everywhere! Dick's style is very loose and dynamic and looks deceptively easy. I had a hard time getting to grips with it - I think I should have been working on larger paper.
I caught the Western Wheelers having lunch right in front of us. Drawn directly with the pen.