Monday, October 21, 2019

Two Kittens

8.5x11 watercolor and ink line on paper previously sketched then color added later.  These two black and white kittens do not belong to anyone but are in my imagination.
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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Iceland Poppies

8x8 watercolor on Masters 140 lb cold press paper done a few days ago of several red orange poppies in a glass vase; photo courtesy WetCanvas.  This image was featured for October's challenge and was a real thrill to paint.
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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Afternoon Trees

5x5 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done a few days ago as an exercise in shadows and distance.  These three poplar trees are imaginary in this country summer landscape and I've varied the warm and cool tones throughout the leaves and shadows.
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Running Horse

8.25x5.25 ink sketch along with Magic colored pencils multilead done a few days ago for another #InkTober day.  I sketched the running wild horse outline with walnut ink on a chopstick then added colored pencil marks and a few marks of India ink over gessoed background in my junk grunge journal.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rainy Road and Barn

11x15 watercolor on Masters 140 lb cold press paper painted a couple days ago, an imaginary country road and barn wet from rain.  Wishful thinking so maybe rain will come soon.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Build #InkTober2019

8x6 ink in Stillman & Birn Zeta series sketchbook done earlier for one of the #InkTober2019 days in this month.  The hammer was done from life as were the nails, and the blackest ones sketched with a chopstick dipped in India ink.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Black Cow and White Bird

5.25x7 watercolor on Fluid 140 lb cold press paper done over the weekend for another timed online event on WetCanvas.  This one was under the 2 hour time limit.  Image courtesy of Susan and is a Florida scene.
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Lamesa Longhorn

4x6 watercolor and white gouache done last week over a magazine card from New Mexico publication. This old fellow lives north of Lamesa, TX on the Stevens place.  When we drive by he is usually resting like this and was when I shot the photo a few years ago.  Now he has another longhorn for company there.
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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sycamore

6.25x4.25 watercolor on Bristol 100 lb/300 series paper done last week from another online challenge. Photo courtesy Virginia Spencer/WetCanvas.  Love the bark on these trees.  Even though this is a miniature it took a long time to get the leaves and branches just right.
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

A Modern Day Dragon ~ Day 12 #InkTober2019

5x7.5 ink line with Micron 01 pen, watercolor and colored pencils in Moleskine for watercolor journal done for the word prompt 'dragon' during this month's InkTober.
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Friday, October 11, 2019

Snow ~ Day 11 #InkTober2019

8.25x5.25 ink with Uniball pen and red ink pen in grunge junk journal done today for #InkTober2019 day 11.  The word 'snow' was the prompt.  Image provided by Sktchy online art school of a girl in a toboggan, scarf and red gloves amidst snowy evergreen branches.  Splatter was done with white gouache.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Guy in Patterned Shirt ~ Day 10 #InkTober2019

8.25x5.25 ink in my junk grunge journal completed today for day 10 of #InkTober2019.  The prompt is 'pattern' and photo image courtesy Sktchy online art school.  I used STA Lictin 0.3 pen to sketch, red ink ballpoint pen for lettering on his shirt, white gel pen for white areas, and black India ink for area behind his head.  That area was done with a wooden chopstick as were the brick lines pattern in background.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Tom Cat and Leaves

5x9 watercolor on Fluid 140 lb cold press paper sketched yesterday and painted today.  The tom cat photo was provided by fellow artist Dewi in Thailand and I've added my own fall leaves and elongated shadows. In the photo the fellow had only half his tail so with artistic license I've given him his lovely tail back.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Texas Jack

John Wilson Vermillion, also known as " Jack" or later as "Shoot-Your-Eye-Out Vermillion," was a gunfighter of the Old West known for his participation in the Earp Vendetta Ride and his later association with Soapy Smith (Wikipedia). Mixed media in my junk journal using Micron 01 pen, charcoal, watercolor, colored pencils, oil pastels, acrylic markers, alphabet ink stamps, 8.25x5.25, done last days of September. When time allows I'm still exploring notorious outlaws of the wild west in my series on them.
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Monday, October 7, 2019

Enchanted ~ Day 7 #InkTober2019

10.25x9 ink sketch for day 7 of #InkTober using STA Lictin 0.3 pen in large sketchbook.  Today's prompt word was 'enchanted' and image provided by Sktchy online art school.  This lovely young lady was sketched in about 20-25 minutes.
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