Saturday, August 25, 2012

Derwent Inktense Pencils

I took a class this on how to use Inktense pencils and blocks. We did a small sample on Bristol. then a larger one on watercolor paper, and then on muslin fabric. It was. I have had Inktense pencils for awhile but hadn't much used them. Today when I saw what they can do on fabric, I will be using them more.

I will probably turn this one into a tote bag.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I did this painting of Jeb who is a bloodhound. This was done from a photo by Andy Mathis on Facebook of Jeb's first vet appointment. He is a veterinarian and has a vast supply of models to choose from.

I overworked this painting and will probably do it again in future. I have another ref shot to use if I don't want to repeat the same one. He is a beautiful dog and I hope in future, Andy will take a recent photo of him. I would love to see how big and beautiful this dog has become. I love how the photo shows Jeb's future character. The "tired" look that a bloodhound has. Like he is so totally worn out and couldn't move if the house was on fire.

The painting is done in watercolor with some added pen and ink and colored pencil. It is about 11x14 inches on watercolor paper. I may just have to do it in graphite next time.

Thank you Jeb for the pose and cuteness, and thank you Andy for the photo ref and letting me use it.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Painting

Here is my latest piece of artwork. I will be taking it the art association gallery to change out the one that has been there for months. That one is a puppy portrait.