Friday, July 31, 2009

Pen and Ink and Pencil Work

This week I've been working on drawings, getting ready for next week when I'll be away at a painting retreat.  I'm posting two, the first is pen and ink which probably won't become a painting next week but may one day become a print.  The second one will probably become a painting because I've had a request for some full sheet size boats.  It's pencil in my sketch book which is where I usually do the initial drawing for my paintings.  The sketch is square; however, I'll add more of the surroundings to make it a full sheet.

poi pond pen and ink

Berts boat sketch

The first piece was for the Wet Canvas Weekend Drawing Event.  Here are a couple more from that event that are not likely to be anything more than these sketches but they were fun.

outrigger and blue boat

I'm also working on a few more of the flea market series and should have those ready to post next week when I return from my retreat.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another Flea Market Piece

Flea Market Series #3 baskets

I finished another in the Flea Market Series and have two more in process.  All of them are 8" x 8" watercolor on cold press.  In between working on these, I'm trying to finish the reorganization of my studio.   That seems to constantly get pushed to the back burner.  I know I need to do it; however, I don't seem to get to it.  I'd rather paint.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A sketch and an opening

I missed a week... once I got the opening of the exhibit at the Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery done and opened I was whipped and then we had a family reunion of sorts... my husband's siblings and it was great having them but my blog went by the wayside. 

I haven't finished anything new but I have begun a new practice in my morning journal.  Once I'm done writing I do a sketch right over the top of what I wrote so I always end on a cheery note even if what I'm writing about isn't so cheery.  It's transparent watercolor so I can still read it if I choose.sketch in journal

The opening... here are a few shots from the event.

we four

crowd admiring

boats

chairs