Thursday, June 30, 2011

NOT THE ANSWER

Okay, apparently it's the workman and not the tools. I bought some new watercolor brushes but nothing has improved in my painting. Even worse, my three year old grandson paints better than me!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

PREOCCUPIED

We are taking care of our grandson for a few days. Computer time will suffer but a good thing!

Friday, June 24, 2011

SCRATCHBOARD GIFT

Finished scratchboard drawing for a friend. I can't take credit for the composition. Saw a photograph on an internet site!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

REALLY...WATERCOLOR AGAIN

Okay, I'm getting sucked in again. Watching a few Sterling Edwards DVDs has me wanting to give watercolors one more chance. He makes it look so easy. This time I'm starting with small technique studies instead of jumping in with both feet. Left is a tree study where the trunk worked well, but not the leaves.

Also started a scratchboard drawing from a picture I saw on the Internet that reminded me of a friend's dog. I'll give it to her as a gift when I finish.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

NEW TWO

I've started a new linocut with a twist. I separated (cut) the sky from the rest of the block. A technique that should allow me to ink it separately before printing.

Also a new, and very small (5X7) pastel.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A LITTLE BLUES

"I got on a streetcar one day, the conductor held out his hand. You can't get no free ride here man, don't you understand."  'Stuff They Call Money'  ~Big Bill Broonzy~

Bass Work  - Reduction Linocut on Japanese Gampi paper.

Monday, June 13, 2011

WATERCOLOR AND MUSIC

Great wet, loose watercolor technique and Norah Jones music...the perfect blog post!!
video

Saturday, June 11, 2011

MARGARET EVANS

I can't remember if I had posted anything before about this wonderful artist, but her pastels are fantastic. Her Youtube clips are where I first learned about the technique of applying paint (Gouache) to parts of the paper before using the pastels. Creates very different textures and patterns.

One of my attempts below.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

IN THE PARK

My print 'In The Park' placed third in one of Fine Art America's art contests. This is a multi-wood block print I did a few years ago.

Friday, June 3, 2011

TWO FAVORITES

Not being very good in the watercolor department has not lessened my love of the art. My time is always well spent visiting websites of great watercolor artists. Belinda Del Pesco always has wonderful paintings to share like the this one of her cat.

Sterling Edwards is a self taught artist that has written books and produced DVDs on his beautiful watercolor techniques.
http://www.sterlingedwards.com/index.html