Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Val Kilmer as "Doc" Holliday junk journal

5.25x8.25 mixed media sketch in my junk journal done today while waiting on an appointment; color added when back in studio.  Beginning with Lictin 0.3 ink pen, outline put in then watersoluble colored pencils, followed by black Montana marker for his hat, hair, and jacket coat.  Val Kilmer was an excellent "Doc" Holliday in the movie Tombstone (1993), and isn't the first time I've painted him.
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Monday, April 23, 2018

April Geranium Basket

12x9 watercolor and Brusho painted from life using one of my hanging baskets this weekend.  No drawing, so brush only using a 1" flat.
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Egret Nest

14x11 watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb cold press paper begun yesterday and finished today; ref courtesy WetCanvas host Bunny.  This was another weekend drawing event in which we have 2 hours to select an image and get a painting or drawing done.  Egrets are intermediate medium sized herons.  In between the great egret and smaller white ones its all-white plumage is in contrast with its dark legs and thickish yellow bill.
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Quail Profile ACEO

2.5x3.5 watercolor done this week over charcoal sketch of a common quail, an art card edition original.  Its beak looks too bluish here.  Sketched on discarded book page first then adhered to sketchbook paper.  These birds are fun to shoot and eat during quail season.  Actual size is below:

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Spring Sunflower

3.75 x 2.75 watercolor miniature done quickly last week on a day I didn't have much time to do any art. So this is from imagination.

Actual size below:

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tulip Collage Garden

7x7.5 watercolor and collage done a few days ago just for fun. I first painted the tulip and its leaf then used a giraffe pattern for the green/yellow blocks in background.  Then torn polkadot tissue was added for its petal followed by a butterfly and green weedy leaves. No one but me will like this whimsical garden art.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Little Gem of a Geranium ACEO

3.5x2.5 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper, sketched from life today, a bright fuchsia pink specimen that looks more red-pink here.

Actual size of this art card edition original is posted below:

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Bluebells wildflowers

4x7 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper done over the weekend for another WetCanvas weekend drawing event.  My time on this was about 45 minutes.
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Daffodil Days

9x4.75 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper begun Saturday night then more done yesterday. I could not make up my mind about adding background color so have left it white for now.  The bloom's stem is out of the picture plane for a bit of tension, having the flower front and foremost in this imaginary floral.
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mandarin Orange Slice ACEO

2.5x3.5 ink, gel pen, and watercolor sketched with Lictin 0.3 pigment liner on Thursday then mixed media applied Friday.  This sketch was from life and afterwards I ate my subject.  Done on old book page that mentions kitchens and food I thought it was most appropriate.  Original is lighter orange than this shows of this art card edition original.

Below is the miniature actual size.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Clark's Nutcracker bird

7x5 watercolor done last week for another WetCanvas monthly challenge; ref courtesy Jenna.  The grey and black markings on this bird were tinged with a bit of pink around the wing.
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Poppy in Brusho

6.75x6.75 watermedia using Brusho wc crystals on 140 lb Fabriano paper done last week, further experimenting with the use of the medium for this imaginary floral.
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Painted Calf

7x4 watercolor done this past weekend for a WetCanvas event.  Paper I used was a backing sheet portion put under smaller works, hence the drips and dabs marks.  The markings on this little Holstein fellow were too attractive to pass up.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April Anemones

6x4 watercolor done this afternoon quickly over a partial pencil sketch of imaginary anemones and a few tulips against a red door.  Tablecloth was done with a giraffe spots pattern stencil; pink and red shapes in foreground are chair backs.  Below is this still life at its actual size.  I've used Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper and Daniel Smith paints.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Wine Window

8x6 watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb cold press paper completed today, of a bottle of Heart of the Desert red wine and a glass half full in a glass block window.  I set this simple still life miniature up in New Mexico to photograph for various painting opportunities.  Afternoon sun was setting at the time.
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