Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I've been drawing but dragging my feet on getting back to scanning and posting.
This morning in his nap Chaucer provided a scene of continuously shifting cat-scapes. This is just one.
Though I love the starkness of black and white, adding a punch of color finishes the piece for me.
Pencil and w/c on Aquabee SuperDeluxe
Thursday, June 25, 2009
It was such a great vacation, roaming small British villages and fields, off the web, away from all news nearly the whole time, and walking, walking miles every day.
I'm totally in love with pubs, canals and longboats, ancient stones, and great tea served everywhere with all the time in the world to linger, chat with Brits and plan our next excursion.
Adjusting to American mania is taking awhile. Plus we have over 1500 pictures to sort through.
This image is what came out today. W/c and tech pen on Aquabee superdeluxe.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I tried out some griffin alkyd fast-drying oils, just experimenting with color.
Then I saw a figure in the top center. A person with wavy hair looking at us over a half-turned left shoulder. When I get home again, I'll see if I can bring her out.
And fix her nose.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
In the online painting class, which I'm missing while we're in England, we paint backgrounds for journal pages--large multi-medium (as in Golden's acrylic mediums) pages.
Here I painted a page in the current journal with simple layers, then a sunflower appeared to reflect the golden aura.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
I painted several journal pages with acrylic. Makes a great surface for doodling.
Image inspired by an image in a book.
We're off to England today, for almost 2 weeks. London to Bath to Penzance, and back to London.
I've preposted here to keep the blog alive while I'm drawing British things.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
I always make a trip journal for every vacation. Pages for drawings, a record of events and sights, and a place to tape in paper momentos. I take double-sticky tape, not glue.
This is the cover for our trip to England; Acrylic layers and polymer medium.
I cut pages from a Superaquabee Deluxe sketchbook down to 6x9 inches, making 30 pages. Somethiung lightweight but sufficient to record the trip.
The a front cover is 140# watercolor paper; the back cover is a rigid board backing from an old sketchbook. Very sturdy as support for writing on the road/plane/bus/train.
I bound the pages with a plastic coil twisted into the holes. Simple for quick construction and ease of writing.
Entries start tomorrow!