What an inspiring talk today with artist Ray Lee! I learned that he’s a self-taught watercolorist and has been drawing for years. He has a day job as a web-designer but keeps his art materials at-the-ready for when he gets inspired to paint a certain light or place as he drives about in his daily commute.
We got to peek into his sketchbooks to see studies and works in progress, getting a look into his thought process and how he developed some of his techniques. We were also able to chat with him and each other about his work, other artists, and different techniques. He showed us his ever-ready ‘studio in a bookbag’ in which he keeps his paper–pretaped onto a board, ready to go–his palette full of paints, his 4 brushes (some sable rounds, a wash brush, and one narrow bright), and a bottle of water. I learned so much seeing behind the scenes!
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Here’s Ray’s palette that he’s put together after years of experience and of researching his favorite watercolorists. Also included are some of his favorite artists and websites: