Friday, November 24, 2017

Danny Cat w/ Fake Birds in Junk Journal

5.25x8.25 watercolor, collage over old book page (image courtesy Joanne/WetCanvas) done for current weekend drawing event.  Participants have 2 hours to select an image and paint it.  Her cat was looking at bird figurines on a windowsill, maybe hoping they were real.  This is in my grunge, or junk journal, an old book published in 1959 in which I've put white gesso over its pages.  Background here is made from National Geographic collage page that has had CitraSolv brushed on it to change color and design.
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Larkspur Lane

11x15 watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb cold press paper, a white house in flowery landscape done awhile back that I forgot to post.  In this imaginary scene, larkspurs grow in abundance in the paths leading to the home that is surrounded in greenery.  Happy Thanksgiving!
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Moustache Man in Junk Journal

8.25x5.25 charcoal and collage over a book page.  An old discarded book has been reclaimed and pages coated with white Gesso, ready for art to happen in its new life as a junk, or grunge journal.  Anything goes in these illustrated journals! This imaginary man is proud of his curled edges of his moustache.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pink Glimpse flower

6x4 alcohol inks on professional photo paper, a demo done Sunday at Odessa for their art association.  Beginning with Willow I then followed with a peach and a pink ink, using canned air to push the ink.
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Two Chickadees

9x12 alcohol inks on paper, one of two demos done yesterday in Odessa for the art association there.  Is it raining or is it about to snow these two could be asking.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Blue-eyed Stray Cat

6x9 watercolor on Fluid 140 lb cold press paper done yesterday for an online challenge in Animals & Wildlife forum; photo courtesy Chammi/  This kitty had some Siamese blood due to its beautiful blue eyes.
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Spicy Hot Donkeys

8.5x11 watercolor on 140 lb Saunders paper using an unusual color palette of a hot fore and middle ground with dark navy sky.  Both background trees and donkeys are treated as simple shapes and not depicted in my usual realism.
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Pink Flowering Weeds

9x12 alcohol inks done yesterday on freezer paper, shiny side, as a warm up practice for Sunday afternoon's Odessa Art Association demonstration I'm to give.  It will be at 2:15 p.m. at the Ellen Noel Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Succulent Pot ~ plein air

8x6 watercolor and ink line in Stillman & Birn Zeta series sketchbook, done from life.  I sketched this pot of various succulents on my New Mexico patio back in September.  This was one featured in a florals challenge hosted by me on WetCanvas that month.  Cacti and succulents were the plants highlighted; I really pushed the color here.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pink Daylilies

11.25x14.75 watercolor on 140 lb Saunders cold press paper, a collection of various pink daylilies grown in one of my earlier flower gardens.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rocky Cliffs

5.25 x 8.25 ink, watercolor and acrylics done this afternoon as part of the monthly southwest/western challenge on WetCanvas.  This is in my new grunge journal over a partially gessoed page, which is why the acrylics were used as watercolor too thin to adhere properly.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Calla Charm

14x10 watercolor on Kilimanjaro block 140 lb cold press paper.  A lone white bloom beckons the gardener to get busy planting more lovelies.  This realistic lily is one of my featured watercolors in our Caboose group's upcoming show Nov. 18 - Jan 12, 2018 in Breckenridge, TX.  Reception is Nov. 18 @ 5 p.m. at the arts center there.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Baby Sister Goats

7x9.5 watercolor/ink (Uniball Signo ultramicro 207pen) sketched last night in about 10 minutes and painted today. These sister goats were too sweet to pass up as one of the WetCanvas weekend drawing event references.  This is done in my Ecosystem sketchbook.
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Spring Sparrows

11.75x15.5 acrylics on gessoed matboard, a demo done a couple years ago for Midland TX Palette Club. These sparrows are enjoying a sunny morning sitting on a branch.  With largely neutral colors you can still tell the foliage has not yet turned yellow green in spring.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Orange Flowering Weeds

4x6 alcohol inks on glossy professional photo paper done last week as part of a demo.  No pencil drawing was done nor any reference used, all my sordid imagination.  These are not really flower-looking and they're not all weeds either.
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