I often find myself packing up milk crates of art supplies no matter where I am going in hopes of documenting a place in time during my journey. Sometimes I end up doing full paintings- this usually happens when I'm camping. When the boys and I drive to the Bay or other towns for shows, I take a smaller set up like a bag with a few boards, oil pastels, a sketchbook, Faber Castle ink pens and maybe some watercolor.
This example was done in artist markers while approaching the Golden Gate Bridge for my first time. I like the idea of quick whimsical sketches. They tend to be more expressive, loose and fun. At the time, I didn't think this drawing was that great, but after placing it in a red frame and photographing the work, I sold it in 10 minutes to a friend online.
I'm in the market for watercolor pens so I can do more things like this on the go!
"Rhythm" opened last Friday and will run through June 25th at Shasta County Arts Council. We had a great time at the opening. Here are all three artists who are represented: Susan Emerson, her mother Lucy Emerson (photo) and myself. Honored to be a part of this with such amazing women!
***More photos to come soon. I have friends visiting and haven't gotten through all my pictures yet. Come back in a week and they should be up!
All 3 of us.
Jessica R. Willis
Artist of many mediums inspired by nature and philanthropy