Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I did another painting by putting the paint down, then sketched the lion, then added some wc pencil and water.  Then some white charcoal.  It's in the homemade, cover-less sketchbook I made with Arches paper.  The reference is by dominika from the Wetcanvas RIL.  Around 7.5 x 9.5 inches.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

African Violet

I decided to try some watercolor loosely.   I'm usually a detail person. I put down the greens and let dry. Then added some loose ink lines to hint at the leaves. Then added a little watercolor pencil and waterbrush for some shadow. Here is "African Violet". I made a little sketchbook without a cover from some full sheets of Arches paper. It is about 5.5 x 7.5 inches and held together by metal rings.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Virtual Paintout - Cape Cod

Here is my art for The Virtual Paintout done in graphite. 

Friday, January 03, 2014

"Let's Play Ball"

The January ATC trade is themed "Anything Goes". I was ready to do some animals but a lot of people are not comfortable doing animals. I decided to make this trade so that each person could do his/her own theme. We have traders from 9rs-70+ yrs and I wanted to be sure each person could participate and feel comfortable with the theme. I was also ready for some graphite art but that will have to wait for another trade. Here is one of the ATCs that I made for that trade...but I can't part with it. I love dogs and Golden Retrievers especially . I will hold onto this one and make another one for the trade. I gave each person the choice of telling me their favorite animal or their pet and I would do those. But I only found out what 2 traders like. One I already knew. So I did two for specific traders and will do one more, but the others will just have to take whatever animals I decide to do. I have a meerkat, lion, cougar, puppy, and 2 giraffe photos printed off so far. Really enjoying putting pencil and cp to animals again.