Drawn In The USA

28 Apr

28 studio

Yeah I know, that’s a cheesy title. But what do you expect from an ageing rock chick??!! In 48 hours I will be in Boise, Idaho, working with a group of artists in Wingtip Press. And I’m getting really nervous now, so I’m checking and double checking my lists and I don’t know how many times I’ve made sure my passport is packed and other obsessive stuff. I’ll be doing loads of drawing when I’m in the USA and I like to draw on pre-coloured paper, so here’s some I prepared earlier. I have a mixture of papers; it’ll be interesting to try out some papers I’ve had for ages and not used before; Bockingford, Arches, Somerset, Aquarelle and WSH. I’ve coloured some of the more robust ones with oil pigment – rhodamine red and yellow ochre – after coating them with gesso first. Others I’ve coated with ink wash and I’ve also included a discarded cyanotype (on Bockingford) that I recycled – that’s the one in the front on the right.

I’m just tying up loose ends here but I’ll probably be faffing around until the last minute and you can bet that once I’m on the coach for Heathrow, I’ll remember something I haven’t packed! I’ll be blogging every day from Boise so you can follow my adventures with rattlesnakes and coyotes. Drawn In The USA is the name of the ‘project’ that I put together for funding from Arts Council Wales, who are contirubuting towards the travel costs.

16 Responses to “Drawn In The USA”

  1. anna warren portfolio April 29, 2013 at 07:27 #

    You will have such fun! I am envious … and I love that bit of cyanotype up there.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 29, 2013 at 09:22 #

      I’m really looking forward to it. The cyanotype is so nice, I’m reluctant to draw over it.

  2. Elaine April 29, 2013 at 02:32 #

    Hope you have a fantastic trip. It sounds like a great opportunity. I look forward to seeing your posts whilst in the US.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 29, 2013 at 09:23 #

      Thanks – I should hopefully be blogging each day 🙂

  3. notes to the milkman April 28, 2013 at 23:09 #

    There’s just the matter of kittehs!!!!!

    • Rosie Scribblah April 28, 2013 at 23:30 #

      They’re staying home with Husb. They will torture him.

  4. kate wilson April 28, 2013 at 22:37 #

    How fantastic! I look forward to reading all about it. 🙂

  5. David Reid April 28, 2013 at 22:16 #

    So looking forward to your posts. Have a wonderful trip!

    • Rosie Scribblah April 28, 2013 at 22:19 #

      Thanks David – I’m hoping to draw some rattlesnakes 🙂

  6. paperstew April 28, 2013 at 22:07 #

    I’m so looking forward to finally meeting you! See you Wednesday night!
    🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah April 28, 2013 at 22:20 #

      Can’t wait either. We’ll have fun and do some fab art!

  7. Sketchy on the Detail April 28, 2013 at 21:46 #

    Awesome! You are going to have a fabulous time, and I can wait to see how Boise inspires your scribblings. Have a great trip!

    • Rosie Scribblah April 28, 2013 at 21:51 #

      Thank you – I’m looking forward to the rattlesnakes 🙂

  8. Leokadia Stanik April 28, 2013 at 21:44 #

    I wish you were going to be on the east coast! I would love to meet you in person. Also… don’t worry, we have whatever supply you might have forgotten ; ) Have a great stay!

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