Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Eva Shorey -- a Sketchbook Conversation

Today's Sketchbook Conversation is with Eva Shorey. Here's her story:

Hello, my name is Eva Shorey. I like to paint with watercolors.

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I've always kept a journal, or two, or three...I don't even know how many I have right now - a small one for my purse when I'm out and about, a "field" sketchbook for my walks in the outdoors, and other sketchbooks for at home...some are for drawing and some are for watercolors - I believe you can never have too many!

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I'm mostly inspired by the flowers, trees, and wildlife that I see in my gardens at home.  I like to visit parks and explore trails to discover new inspiration.  

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I have sketchbooks for drawing the flowers and other natural beauties I find. Then I have sketchbooks for trying out new ideas and keeping notes on colors and patterns I want to finish someday.

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My favorite tools are my H2 pencils and Micron pens in all nib sizes.  I often start with pencils to get an idea down, then go over that with the pens, and if it's a watercolor journal, I'll paint too. 

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I have a set of LUKAS 1862 watercolors that I use for any painting I do at home (I have smaller travel sets for painting outside and on-the-go).


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One of the best things about my sketchbooks and journals, for me, is they're great for looking back through from time to time - I remember projects that I wanted to do and sometimes new inspirations are triggered by old ideas.

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If you've been thinking about starting a sketchbook, I highly recommend it!  Don't worry about the size/quality/style.  Just try a couple!  

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See what you like about each one as you try them out.

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Sometimes a different style/size sketchbook gives you freedom and allows you to try new things!

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Thank you, Eva, for sharing your story here with us today!
Dear readers, you can see more of Eva's work and connect with her:



Missed the other Sketchbook Conversations posts? You can catch up here. And for more inspiration, don't miss out on my Artist Interviews.



*Photos in this post © Eva Shorey. Used with permission.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Anne and thank you Eva! I think it is time that I bought even more sketchbooks to play in! The snail in 'January' is wonderful and I like the energy in the circle of chasing animals! :)

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    1. Hi, Simone! Glad you enjoyed this post! I love Eva's work. :)

      Hope you're still enjoying playing in your sketchbooks!

      Have a great (creative and joy filled) weekend!

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  2. Anne, thanks for featuring Eva. Eva, your work is beautiful! So vibrant and full of life. Thanks for sharing. xo

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! I'm glad you enjoyed the peek into Eva's sketchbooks. I do love her work!

      Enjoy your weekend!!

      xo

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