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  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4143IMG_4142   I used gesture sketching, dry brushing, color matching and tried to look at the negative space.   I found these color combinations to be difficult as well as the beak and the eye, in both sketch and painting I dreaded those section. I like the looseness that implies the lichen on the tree bark. Not my favorite work : /
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4141 The mid tones, seem to be my struggle. I have a heavy hand and removing pencil can be an issue.
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4139 I put two nature journaling styles in here. One is small quick sketches of different locations while feeling inspired, just like the nature journal-er we saw the first day of class that did daily then monthly entries. The other style is work on color matching to paintings. I notice when I take the time and the weather is right, greatness can occur on my page!
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4138I enjoy Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau  two famous Transcendentalists.  I love to sit in nature soak in the sun, sound of the ocean and a forest bath and just become content in just being.
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4092Material management, well lets just say I currently have a lot of sand in my pallet. I have a zip bag that I keep my field sketching supplies that allows me to quickly take my supplies for a bike ride or a weekend getaway. In the bag is : a jar to hold my erasers,  a brush holders that holds my brushes and pencils,and pens. The lose in my bag is some was-hie tape. Then I have a small on the go watercolor pad my husbands makes with 300lb hot press.
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4091IMG_4090IMG_4089 I have tried all 3 techniques. Dry brush as you can see on the abalone seem to come off to harsh or too bold. I found patience is key and waiting for the paint to dry before muddling up the painting. I love water and lightness of pigment  in creating skies.
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4088 I first used watercolors with my grandmother as a child, in college, and again in the last few years. I find greens and oranges to be challenges to keep colors vibrant with out over mixing. The play of contrasting colors draw my eye in as the viewer.
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4087Negative space and portion are the hardest for me. I was wishing I had a blending stick for this on.  The quick gestures and upside down drawing seem to be the most helpful.
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4086This was difficult !  The longer I drew the more I focused on shapes, lines and portions.
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4084 I find that objects that dont move like plants, landscapes, seashells are much easier to measure proportions than moving object like animals and insects which can be much more challenging !
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4085 I like the long list of the experience of being in nature verse, the labeling of specimens. This may have to do with not liking the look of when add too much writing I feel like it jumbles the composition.
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    IMG_4024 How did you feel about drawing from the photo? I prefer to be outside verse at my computer. (I teach online due to covid, and spend too much time on my chromebook! ) What came easily and what was challenging? I feel more confident in plants than birds, I think the dark black lines draw you into this sketch.I  could not figure the correct shape or size for the head of this bird. Was there anything in the photo that you might not have noticed if you weren’t asked to draw it? Would this make a difference when nature journaling? I really began to look at where the tail wad located and the shape of the break. I also began to notice the colors and lichen on the tree branch. The shades of yellow on the bird's feathers.
    in reply to: Jump Right in! #729854
  • Kimmai
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    KimmaiNunnery
    1. What inspired you to begin nature journaling? I love to spend time outdoors, sketch and watercolor. I also took a class with csumb and teach middle school science where we nature journal in the garden. I also saw a talk with John Meir Laws that was very inspiring. 2. Now that you’ve heard from several other journalers about their processes, and had a peek at their journals, which ideas or approaches do you want to try? I really like the monthly 1 page or nature journals. To have a goal to keep working on art with a somewhat flexible goal. 3. Do you have a different journaling idea, not mentioned here, that you’d like to share? I've noticed that I enjoy sketch, watercolors, to just colored pencil. When I write with my drawings, I feel like it takes away from my art.
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