Pen & Ink with Watercolor
He titled the photo Stone Steps
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Pen & Ink Old Door with a watercolor wash.
Photo reference - Cheryl Nielson
She titled the photo An old door, taken on the Island of Murano, Italy.
To paint the bricks I took a piece of plastic wrap and crinkled it up into a ball.
Then painted the bricks with the ball of plastic wrap.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I don't paint or draw trucks. This is my very first truck. It is a rusty old truck sitting on an old farm. I don't even ride in trucks very often. My husband owns a small truck, he just uses it to haul stuff, to the dump. So it is kind of weird that I would draw and paint a truck. This is a pen & ink drawing, with a watercolor wash.
When I saw the photo of this truck, I just had to draw it. The photo reference for this truck was taken by Joseph Honings, He titled the photo An old truck on an old farm.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
This painting is Pen & Ink with a watercolor wash. The reference photo for this painting was taken by Max Hemingway. He named the photo Secret Door. While painting this drawing with the watercolor wash, I wanted to make the bricks look more realistic, so my husband swept our driveway for me to get a bit of sand. While the wash on the bricks was still wet, I sprinkled sand over the brick area. I think that the sand did make a difference, and helped the bricks look a bit more realistic. I am happy with this painting.
The inspiration for this altered glass bottle came from Mixed Media Artist Ilene Barrette McInnes. To cover my glass bottle I used torn book pages, a potion of the cover of the book, embroidery floss, 2 paper beads, 2 seed beads, & Mod Podge Antique Matt. I really like the way that my altered glass bottle turned out. :)
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
I have wanted to paint a window all summer. Just a window. Not just any old window. I wanted a window with character. Everywhere we went this summer I looked, and looked for the perfect window. I could not find one that I really liked and wanted to paint. Then I found a web site called Paint my Photo, and that is where I found the window that I wanted to paint. The reference photo for this Pen, Ink, & watercolor wash, painting was taken by Ruth Archer. She named the photo, Seem Better Days. I fell in LOVE with the photo and just had to paint it!