Monday, October 31, 2011

foreshortened bear

Knocked flat by a herd of trick-or-treaters.

Ink and w/c in the journal.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

the two main models

Ink and w/c, then ink spray.

In the journal.

Friday, October 28, 2011

October snow on the pumpkin

I drew a cat face on this pumpkin and set it out about 3 weeks ago. Last night we had our first snow. Barely an inch, but wa-ay too early, even for NH!

More is forecast for tomorrow.

the big 6B graphite

I used a watercolor portrait as the model for trying out the very thick graphite stick. On 140# w/c paper.

Pasted into the journal.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

patterning helps

A quick sketch of what was in front of me got better when I invented the pattern for the book. Note to self on how to enliven a dull piece.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

warping again

Using the grow and shrink elements of Gimp's warp filter to make the lines flow differently, changing shapes of the color patches.

Acrylics and stamping in the journal.

Monday, October 24, 2011

feet on orange chair

One of the last warmish days on the deck.

All the colors are invented.

I started with colored Sarasa 0.7 mm ballpoints, acrylic paint added.In the journal.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

growing roses

I had collaged these dark roses onto the page, scanned the piece, and it needed something more. Instead of going back to the original, I "grew" the roses with the warping filter in Gimp. Better!

Acrylics in the journal.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Herzog's Wheel of Time

I paused this video on Buddhists when I saw this monk. Some faces just have to be drawn.

Charcoal in the journal.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Doodling while watching a piece on Van Gogh's famous painting.

Watercolor and acrylic on 140# paper.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

the webby stamp

Stamping with acrylic paint.

Monday, October 17, 2011

a cat and his fish doll

Making things up. I started with a cat face, added the fish, then filled in the corners randomly, just to smear some paint around.

Acrylic paint.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

random stuff

I pasted down some collage pieces, then filled in the open spaces.

Pen, pencil, acrylic paint.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Perkins Cove, after a month off

A variety of things kept me from scanning and posting for a whole month, but after six years and three months of regular postings here, I decided taking a little vacation from the scanning/posting side was due.

The main thing is, I never stopped drawing, doodling, stamping, painting, gluing and making.

Tthe start of the Marginal Way in Perkins Cove is in the distance to the left. A gorgeous day in Ogunquit, Maine, at the end of September.

Pencil on 140# paper.