This is a portrait I did of a friend’s dog as a thank you gift.
…buying art. Here is a piece I just purchased from the Nahcotta online gallery. It is a piece by Juliet Schreckinger.
I am very excited to have just purchased two pieces by the artist David Álvarez. I can’t wait to see them in person!
I have started working on a possible new series involving the study of light on body parts. This is my first endeavor. I may continue or I may move on to something else.
I finally finished the last piece for a trade with a friend. It has only taken me more than a year and a half to complete the three pieces.
I finally finished the second piece for trade with an art friend based on the tarot theme. This one is more of a play on the theme.
I just finished this piece for a trade with an art friend. I am not very happy with it. She wanted to do a tarot-based trade, so this is my attempt at the Hermit. Most tarot cards I’ve seen are pretty interesting looking, but this one is not. If nothing else, I am getting more practice in.
Here is another in my bedhead series.
Here is the latest in my bedhead portraits. I had fun with this one despite some problematic areas.
I finished the second version of my scratchbord portrait but, even though I did a second version because I was displeased with the first, I am pretty sure I like the first version better. Oh well, it is good to keep trying to improve my technique even if I am not always successful at it.
Here is a portrait I did on scratchbord. I think I overworked it a bit but it is good to work on honing my scratchbord skills. Scratchbord is a panel coated with white clay and then covered in india ink. You draw by scratching away the ink to reveal the white clay below. It is an interesting process, but I have a long way to go before I will get my scratching technique to a place where I feel good about it.
This is the third piece in my bedhead series.
Here is the second piece in my bedhead series. It feels good to be drawing again.
I am contemplating doing a series of bedhead portraits, if only to amuse myself. This one is done in graphite on clayboard.
I acquired a few new pieces over the course of this year from artist Valerie Lueth who founded and owns the Tugboat Printshop. I always enjoy the pictures Valerie puts on her site of the process that goes into making her prints. It looks to be a very painstaking process carving each color’s wood block, and I have always admired the mental process that must be required to deconstruct the image to create the various blocks of wood that go into the print. I am very happy to have nine pieces from the Tugboat Printshop in my collection and my brother was the recipient of another piece.
And I was even sent this freebie as a thank you!
I scored these cool pieces of art at Enormous Tiny Art today.
Merry Xmas to me! Now, I will have to figure out where on earth I will put them!
I have acquired a few pieces of art over the past few months that I am delighted to add to my collection. I have been following the online exhibitions of the Enormous Tiny Art and Circus Posterus gallery sites for a few years now. I was able to snag some art from three artists whose work I really like. My acquisitions are shown below.
Now, I just need to figure out how to add more wall space to my home.
Here is an ATC I finished up today after sketching it years ago. It was done in graphite on drawing paper.
This is a piece I did today. I wanted to try out graphite on clay board, so I just did one of my “stream of consciousness” drawings.
Here is the 4th bird drawing for the iATCs bird swap.
This is the third bird ATC I’ve made for a possible swap at iATCs.
Here is my second effort on a bird subject. This one was done in watercolors and ink.
I finished this drawing of a bird today for possible use in a swap at iATCs. It didn’t scan very well.
So, it has been a long while since I posted anything to my blog. I am finally starting to get back into the studio and I have been fiddling around with a few old sketches just to get back into the swing of drawing. Here is something that I sketched back in 2012 and finally sat down to finish. I am not thrilled with where I landed with it, but it was a good first exercise. It is around 6 x 9 inches in size and it is done in water-based markers, colored pencils and ink. I am calling it “Stretch.”
Here is a pencil portrait I finished up tonight. It is 2.5 x 3.5 inches.