Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Card Trade on Wetcanvas

Once again I participated in the Christmas card trade on the Wetcanvas Forum.  My cards are all done with graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, and ink all on each card.  Watercolor cards and envelopes purchased for the trade.













Saturday, November 12, 2016

Missing In Action

I have been depressed because of my eyesight.  It has been 20/500. All because of shingles I got in December.  It has been a long fight.  It got better and then the doctor decided to put a contact on the eye to help it heal.  That was a bad call.  It suctioned against the eye and took a turn for the worse.  Now after several months, it is healing again.  And luckily there is no scarring.  Last appt it was 20/300.  I look forward to going back in 6 weeks to see if there is more improvement.  

I am doing a Christmas card trade in a project in Wetcanvas forum..  15 cards to send out.  I have 3 finished, in envelopes, and labeled and stamped.  2 more are sketched out.  I'm trying to get the International ones out first.  Canada takes 3 weeks or longer to arrive.  Then I will concentrate on the domestic ones.  I have 6 International ones and 9 domestic ones to get out. 

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Inktobeer 2016 - Day 5




Inktober Day 5. Copic pens from 3 of my ceramic animals.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Inktober Challenge





Even though I haven't posted, I have been doing the Inktober challenge. Here are my next 3 days. I'm using various pens. The first one of the flowers are done in Staedler fine line pen.  The flowers are from an oil painting I did many years ago. It was done with a palette knife. 3 and 4 are from ceramic animals I have collected. They are done with Copic pens.

Update on My Eye

My eye is still trying to recover from the problem that happened when the doctor put on a contact "bandage". It has been a month. I can open my eyes now but can't see much. After the contact went on, I had a 20/300 eye sight. Today it was 20/500. But he did say the eye itself is healing and looks pretty good. I guess the "scabbing' is probably making me see less. I go back in a month and during that month, I use one eye drop twice a day. That's better than the 9 drops I have been doing for a month.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Inktober





I am participating in the Facebook Inktober challenge.  It is to do a piece of artwork in ink every day in the month of October.  Here is Day 1.  A Walk With Doc.  Photo by Li Newton of her husband Dave and her dog Doc.  This is done with a Staedler Triplus Fineline pen in a cheap sketchbook.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Eye Trouble


 
I haven't been doing much art, in fact almost none. My eye took a turn for the worse and now I have 20/300 sight in the one eye. Not fun. For a week I couldn't even open it. Now it stays closed most of the time since it is almost useless to see with. I find it hard to stay in the lines. So tonight I decided to play with some art just to keep in practice. Not from any photo or real items. Just from my head. Graphite and Verithin colored pencils on Gray toned paper. Sorry for the bad photo. Taken with my phone with just a lamp for light.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Weekly Drawing Even on Wetcanvas




Seems I have been taking an unintentional break. I think I was tired from the 31 days of watercolor pieces. This piece was for the Weekly Drawing Event on Wetcanvas for 8-19. Graphite on Stonehenge Vellum Finish. 8x8 inches. Photo by Li Newton.