Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sunflower Cart

8.25x5.25 ink continuous line sketch w/ Uniball Vision Elite pen in my grunge junk journal done earlier in the month. This cart of sunflowers was done with the pen never being raised but doing the entire image.  I was riding in a vehicle at the time so it was not easy.  I've used antique staining ink to go over the non-gessoed area of the old book page.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pink Promise Rose

11x7.5 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper drawn and painted this afternoon.  The Pink Promise rose was chosen for breast cancer awareness rose several years ago and just now am getting around to painting it.  Negative painting done on most of the leaves and stems.
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Lovely Lotus Pod

7x5 watercolor and ink line (Micron 01 pen) on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done over the weekend as an ongoing series of plants and flowers in ink surrounded by an abstract colored background.  I really like the lotus seed pod with its many interesting holes and tall grandeur.
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Poppy Blues

5x5 alcohol inks and Micron 01 pen on Yupo synthetic paper done yesterday in preparation for next Saturday, Feb. 3 AI class at the Palette Club in Midland, TX.
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Pasture Pair Donkeys

3.5x3.5 watercolor of a pair of donkeys in a pasture, a miniature done today for an online WetCanvas timed painting challenge.  Participants have 2 hours to complete their work of art and mine took about 1 hour.  Paper is Canson 140 lb cold press.
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Friday, January 26, 2018

January Sunflower

9x7 watercolor and ink line with Micron 01 pen on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done today.  I started it yesterday and it was only a rough ink sketch for this month's floral challenge online.  So decided to add color and this is what resulted, a basically white sunflower and leaves as it is January and cold, and it is surrounded by its promise of sunny days ahead.
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Elk Eating

5.25x8.25 charcoal pencil and collage in my grunge junk journal done the last month when we went to the mountains.  The book page is partially gessoed and the collage upper right was leftover Christmas tissue paper I snagged to use for my art.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Birthday Hollyhocks

15x11 acrylic inks on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper done yesterday over pencil drawing of red hollyhocks.  Since I make sure to paint a complete painting on my birthday each year this one won the challenge.  I used FW acrylic ink by Daler Rowney in a limited palette of red, yellow, and blue mixing them to obtain secondary colors, lights and darks.  This resembles watercolor but is harder to manage and is quite shiny when dry.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Yellow Red Bloom Power

6x4 alcohol inks done last month on professional photo paper, an exercise in floral abstraction using only two colors for the bloom and Lettuce for stem and leaf.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Sunbright Geraniums with Brusho

15x11 Brusho watercolor crystals along with watercolor painted yesterday, brush only, on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper.  Just imaginary shapes indicative of red geraniums and their multicolored leaves was just the ticket on the major sandstorm and wind we had to endure.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tulip Beauty of Spring

8.25x5.25 mixed media done last weekend in my junk journal, a pink tulip painted with brush only and collaged onto the old book page.  Next followed the letters from a Lipton tea bag at the top in orange and white and lastly ink sketches of tulips growing.  Even though Spring is 2 months away we can still think about it coming.
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bird Feeding

15x11 watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb cold press paper done today of two young birds being fed by their mother in the background.  These juvenile sparrows can't wait to get their meal swallowed.  I painted this for the current weekend drawing event on WetCanvas hosted by Mike Bennett of Canada.
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Friday, January 19, 2018

Snowy Red Barn

7.25x4.75 watercolor on 140 lb cold press Canson paper completed today, a miniature imaginary landscape.  The red barn is just about covered in snow as is the road leading to it.
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cute Chickadee

4.25x7 watercolor on a Birds & Blooms magazine subscription card done this past weekend in the cold, snowy mountains.  The snow and pine tree needles and branches are imaginary.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gray & White Kitten ~ Brusho watercolor/demo

15x11 watercolor and Brusho watercolor crystals done last evening as a demo for Big Spring Art Association.  I had been gifted a set of 12 Brusho pots by Dick Blick art supplies last year as thanks for serving as an online WetCanvas. com moderator.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Longhorn Cow

4x6 watercolor on magazine card of a longhorn cow, a spotted specimen that was fun to see and to paint, done this past weekend.
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Monday, January 15, 2018

White Throated Sparrow

4.25x6 watercolor and ink line on an artist magazine subscription card.  I used Micron 01 pen to sketch the sparrow and this is one of my favorite bird paintings.
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Penny's Pots

8.25x5.25 watercolor over pencil sketch in my grunge junk journal done last month of fellow artist Penny's garden pots and rocks.  This is painted over a book page so it is likely no text is visible.
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wyatt Earp

10x8 watercolor over pencil sketch of the famous lawman Wyatt Earp done for my outlaw series and in honor of this week's national law enforcement recognition day.  This work is SOLD.
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Fiery Red Flower

6x4 alcohol inks on professional glossy photo paper done recently using only red and green complementary colors.  This abstract contemporary floral can be made into prints in larger sizes.
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cold Bluebird

11x7.5 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper completed yesterday.  Using a photo ref from fellow artist Virginia of a fluffed up bird in the cold, I've added snow to the tree and limbs as there was none.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cactus Charade

5x9 alcohol inks on foamcore board painted last weekend; ink with Micron 01 pen added for line to show cactus leaves and florets.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Carla's Thistle

4.5x7 alcohol inks on white freezer paper done yesterday as an ink demo using only three primary colors.  Canned air was used to blow the ink off to the left side. A chopstick was used to mix then apply yellow + blue for a green stem.
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Jill's Tulips

11x7.5 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper, a demo done today of some imaginary mostly pink tulips.
When dry, splattering was done using a loaded brush on the background.
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Rainstorm

15x22 watercolor on Daler Rowney Langton 140 lb cold press paper done today of an approaching rainstorm somewhere in Texas.  In this ranch landscape I've tried to show the vast wide area against the promise of a weather event.  The windmill and stock tank await the downpour.
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Saturday, January 6, 2018

January Cosmos

9x12 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done a few days ago as part of another WetCanvas challenge.  I loved the white petals of this cosmos signifying purity of the new year and placed an abstract background to support it.
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Friday, January 5, 2018

Juicy Fruit Strawberries

10x14 watercolor on Saunders 140 lb cold press paper, a still life of complementary red and green colors in a simple still life set up.  Strawberries are not my favorite fruit but I do enjoy painting them a lot.
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Thursday, January 4, 2018

January Buck in Snow

7.5x5 acrylic over Micron 01 ink drawing of a snowy buck done a few days ago in my Moleskine sketchbook.  This fellow has snow on his antlers, forehead, and his back.  Blowing snow makes up an abstract background.  A limited palette of Liquitex Hunter's Green, burnt umber and raw umber along with white paint is what was used.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January Owl

7x3.5 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press done today on partially paint marked paper for a challenge on WetCanvas Miniatures forum (photo courtesy Penny).  When dry I splattered burnt sienna and sepia across with a large round brush.
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Winter Garden Bench

12x9 watercolor painted last weekend over Christmas of a garden bench in winter; the foreground was pale pink dead flowering plants and middle ground was a frosty blue hue grass.
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Monday, January 1, 2018

Sunflower Shimmer for a Happy New Year

22x15 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper completed today, which was a good idea as it was 8 degrees this morning.  That's a nice way to start the new year by being optimistic and painting a sunny sunflower.  This one was one of the images in our current weekend drawing event of which I'm the host.  A new resolution is to paint more! Yay, for sure.  Happy New Year everyone!
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