Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sunshine Woman

6x4 alcohol ink and India ink on glossy photo paper begun with an abstract background using Salmon alcohol ink only.  Today I added the black ink then Flamingo to her lips and nose edge of this imaginary woman in sunglasses.
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Friday, December 14, 2018

Country Barn in Snow

12x6 watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper done as another winter snowscape. An imaginary scene leads the viewer into the vertical composition up a slight hill to the old deserted barn covered in nature's white blanket.
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Actress Woman

9x6 mixed media (ink, watercolor, and gouache) on vintage book text done last week, another in my woman series with ink on book pages.  I used India ink and a chopstick to sketch in the facial features and lines.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tree Forest Truck

12x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done over this past weekend, an imaginary tree shopping experience.  The little truck is actually a metal toy one and trees are bottle brush.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Heliopsis Fake Sunflowers

14x10 watercolor on Stonehenge 140 lb hot press paper done over this past weekend for another WetCanvas online challenge (photo courtesy Maureen).  These flowers resemble rudbeckias (blackeyed Susans and sunflowers except their petals face downwards and flare out at the bottom like little skirts.
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Monday, December 10, 2018

Tufted Titmouse

6x4 watercolor and gouache on vintage book text done over this past weekend, a pencil sketch of this fat little bird then paint to follow.  Background was left as text.  Image courtesy Virginia/WetCanvas.
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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Alpacas

5.5x8 watercolor and ink line on Strathmore Visual Journal for mixed media done last weekend for another weekend drawing event on WetCanvas.  Participants have 2 hours to choose an image then paint it.  There are 5 alpacas in this scene.  Image courtesy of Beth in Oklahoma.
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Currant Colored Bloom

4x6 alcohol inks on glossy photo paper painted this past week.  I used a chopstick to guide me through the stems and leaves in this imaginary flower art.
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Friday, December 7, 2018

Bells of San Xavier

15x11 watercolor on 140 lb Canson cold press paper done day before yesterday from one of my San Xavier del Bac mission photos located in Tucson, AZ.  Years ago these three bells were painted but in a horizontal format.  Only three colors used for a limited palette of quinacridone gold, ultramarine blue, and alizarin crimson.
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Natural Woman

6x9 India ink, spray antique-look ink, coffee, alcohol inks, white gel pen done yesterday on old vintage book text, another in my woman series.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lil Critters

15x22 watercolor of an imaginary woodland scene of foxes and a baby goat, unlikely friends, but exploring nature together as wild lil critters.  I added coneflowers in front of them and an abstract background for this wildlife scene.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Pink Woman

6x4 alcohol inks and India ink on acid free foamcore done yesterday of another imaginary woman in a series. First a background of pale pink was put down then the next day a stronger hue.  Black India ink was used to sketch with a chopstick the main features, then green for her eye.
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Monday, December 3, 2018

Colorful Trees and Leaves

10x9 alcohol inks on paper done last week, an imaginary autumn scene of many colors.  A chopstick was used to pull the ink down to make trunks, then spread the foreground across, and lastly for falling leaves.
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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Flirty Woman

6x3.5 mixed media collage on archival foamcore begun Friday then completed yesterday.  Beginning with alcohol inks several warm colors were added then a blue green.  India ink and a chopstick started the facial features with eyebrow first, then eye, hair strands, mouth and nose.  I messed up the nose with an ink spill so simply cut out vintage book text and collaged over it, then painted that with acrylics.  Colored hair strands are blues, reds, and pink acrylic as is her eye and lips.  White gel pen was used on her mouth and highlights of her eye.
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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Rainbow Bee-eater Bird

4.25x7 watercolor over ink sketch of a rainbow bee-eater, done last week for another WetCanvas online challenge on a Birds&Blooms magazine subscription card.
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