Category Archives: art

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch Plus, Portrait.  Pen, ink, and watercolor.

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

scan0010TV sketch plus, Scottie.  Added a splash of watercolor.  I am aiming for an Egon Scheile style of drawing.  Pen, ink, and watercolor.

 

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

AEReference sketch from the LOC on flickr; Amelia, ca 1915. Pen and ink on paper.

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

OnishikiReference sketch, from the LOC on flickr, Onishiki, sumo wrestler ca 1915.  Pen and ink, on paper.

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

ArabellaAnother TV sketch, Arabella. Pen and ink on paper.

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

I like his mustache; Captain Walter Crosley, ca 1915.  Old photographs fascinate me;  reference photograph from the Library of Congress (LOC) which has a wonderful flickr site.  Pen and ink on paper.

 

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch : Young Gil

Young_GilInk on paper.  I call these TV sketches as I sketch them while I’m watching a show.  One doesn’t have time to be fussy, so the line work remains fresh.   I used scrap paper and you can see some of the text from the back side bleed through.  I have a sketch book, but where are they when you want one…

DIY

DIY Do it Yourself

I’m a big fan of DIY and I love the color Indigo.  Finding great creative ideas on the web is easy, especially with Pinterest.

Here’s my next project,  Shibori Dish Towels, from Alice & Lois,  http://aliceandlois.com/indigo-dye-series-shibori-dish-towels/

Alice and Lois DIY Shibori indigo blue tie dye dish towels
photograph courtesy of Alice and Lois.

Travel and Art

Travel and Art

watercolor, sea turtle in coral reefPreviously I had written about the small watercolor kit I put together for my trip to Mexico.  My small Altoid tin worked well for holding the 7 pans of watercolors I was able to squeeze in, along with 2 small pieces of sponge.  My Pentel waterbrush worked admirably.  And my Strathmore watercolor journal was just the right size for the studies.

The only thing I did not take into consideration was how tired I would be at the end of the day.  Jet lag, scuba diving, nitrogen, and the heat all took a toll on my energy level.  It was only at the end of our trip that I was able to paint.  And I’m glad that I brought myTravel kit for watercolors small kit; I was even able to paint in the airport waiting room.  The waterbrush made it possible for me to paint without having a cup of water.  I love my Pentel waterbrush.

 

TBT: Flowers 2

TBT Flowers 2

Amaryllis and NudeAs my friend Bonnie would say, “Flowers for your bouquet”.  An acrylic painting on canvas, “After the bath”.

Happy Thursday!