pen and ink portrait
My friend C protests she is not an artist but every year she takes a road trip on which she makes pen and ink landscapes. I am impressed. It takes me years before I am brave enough to abandon my pencil and eraser. Favorite pen #2, Platinum Fountain Pen, Preppy, Fine Nib, Black (PPQ-200-#1)
Quick Studies – Oil & Acrylic – Friday
We are blessed here in Santa Cruz, CA to have so many great art instructors. For the next 4 Fridays I will be taking an oil, quick studies painting class with Barbara Bailey Porter at the Santa Cruz Art League. Is there an emoticon for a person jumping for joy?
Using small canvases, big brushes, and a short painting period, the intention is to paint the impression and not overwork or over analyze. This is a 30 minute painting on an 8×10″ canvas panel, two pears. I love painting pears, the irregular shapes, the variation in colors, and afterwards the lovely delicious treat of eating the pears!
Pen and ink sketch of a deep sea creature, the Hatchetfish.
TV sketch plus, Scottie. Added a splash of watercolor. I am aiming for an Egon Scheile style of drawing. Pen, ink, and watercolor.
Reference sketch from the LOC on flickr; Amelia, ca 1915. Pen and ink on paper.
Reference sketch, from the LOC on flickr, Onishiki, sumo wrestler ca 1915. Pen and ink, on paper.
Another TV sketch, Arabella. Pen and ink on paper.
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 : Young Gil
Ink 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 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/
photograph courtesy of Alice and Lois.