Friday, August 29, 2008

number 3

Today was not a day to play outside - grey and drizzly - so I pulled this out again. I had started several of these and have been working them up one at a time. This one has fluid acrylics as the base, with some gesso to tone a few areas. I have been working on the transitions in value and am creating passages from one area to another. Once I had it on the screen I saw several spots that need adjustment. The center area is a bit too predictable - will do some more tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

another angle

My calico, Iggy - sleeping again but from a different angle.

still playing

This one is my calico lady, also asleep on the deck chair - do cats ever do anything else? Ive created cards of this image as well.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

cat days

My boy Larry, doing his favorite thing......... I did several kitty sketches of this guy attempting to capture his smile - even with his eyes closed, I think this one did.
It is a 5 1/4 " square ink and wash that I have printed up as cards.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Guarding Angel

I bought this cement dragon at a garden show and have him sitting on the deck railing. He is cement coloured but when I did my pen and wash, I couldn't resist giving him floral tones, he is after all, guarding my garden!
He is 5 1/4" square, done in archival pen and watercolour washes on archival paper.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kettle Flowers

At one point I was working on doing a painting or sketch a day. This is one from a friend's garden. I had gone over for a pool side visit on a REALLY hot, muggy day and brought my painting stuff along. The pot was an old cast iron kettle that she now plants annuals in every spring.
It is 5 1/4" square, in pen and watercolour wash. I have had it printed up as a card and am giving her the original for Xmas.