Thought I gave up on this didn't you? Well here it is with the watercolor portion finished. On to the acrylic application.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I know it has been a while. I have been working on my christmas card. I couldn't post it here as people who were receiving one check in here. I have been a little bored with my drippy art so wanted to try something different. So I broke out my bamboo dip pen. I am not happy with the results at all. I was having a difficult time with the pen holding ink and could not work the way I wanted to. Here is what I have so far. I was going to add watercolor, but may not and move on to something else. But who knows, maybe tomorrow I will start to like it and keep going with it.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I am the proud winner of the Kreativ Blogger. I was nominated by Angela Shogren. Thanks Angela. Part of the deal is I have to list 7 things you may not know about me. Also I have to nominate 7 other blogs. Without further ado here are 7 things you may not know about me.
1. I went to the School of Visual Arts in New York City and wanted to be a cartoonist.
2. For a number of years I put out a web cartoon called Mermbut Comics.
3. I work as a packaging artist.
4. I enjoy ice fishing.
5. I play guitar.
6. I enjoy vegetable gardening.
7. I'm a big Yankees and Giants fan.
Now to nominate 7 other blogs.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I'm trying something a little different here. I used liquid acrylics. I mixed them in a squirt bottle and tried to draw while squirting the paint out. It didn't work out quite the way I wanted. Plus there was some dried paint in the bottle that kept clogging the tip. But so far so good. I can work with this.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Inspired by Peggy Stermer-Cox I broke out my watercolor pencils. I whipped out a couple of post cards for friends. I had a little trouble with them at first, but started to get the hang of them after a bit. If anyone wants to do a post card exchange with me let me know.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
I will be in the restaurant Sagi for the art walk. I'll have 18 pieces there. The images below are from last year. In the second image you can see me in the bottom right in the brown and white striped shirt.
Join us in downtown Ridgefield on Saturday and Sunday for Art Walk!
Come on downtown for Art Walk taking place Saturday from 1 - 6 and Sunday from noon - 4. More than 50 artists are installed in 41 stores, restaurants, offices and boutiques. They are available to talk with you about their work and many of the stores and businesses are running specials. There will be music in the streets and refreshments in the stores. Yellow and Blue Art Walk balloons will indicate participating businesses.
A free raffle will be held at the end of the day, Saturday, at 6:00 at the Ridgefield Community Center/Lounsbury House, 316 Main Street. Maps are available there on Saturday beginning at 12:30 p.m. and will be in the stores on Sunday. Ample parking is available on Governor Street at the Balducci's lot, or at Veteran's Park School or on Main Street across from the Ridgefield Community Center at St. Stephens. Anyone visiting all locations on Saturday or purchasing more than $200 worth of meals, goods or services is automatically entered into the free raffle which has 22 prizes.
Watch for a piano dressed in zebra and hot pink and if the mood strikes you...well..."Sit Down and Play!"
On Sunday, maps will be in stores. Some artists and stores are not available and some artist locations may have changed.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Back by popular demand. My quirky art process so here is a WIP thread.
First I start with a photo that I have taken.
Then I play around with card board corners that I made until I find a composition that intrigues me.
Then I do a pencil sketch. Sometimes it will be really tight if I think it needs it. Usually it is pretty loose just to get the shapes and composition correct.
Then I add the ink. I use the dropper from the bottle top to apply the ink. While the ink is still wet I roll bottles through it, a stick, a mayonnaise jar top or what ever else I have handy.
Next is the first layer of watercolor. This is to start getting the flow of the piece don. General colors in place and start tying it together. I'll do about four watercolor layers.
I'll post more as I get more done.
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
A little further along. It takes forever to dry in this humidity. And I'm not motivated enough to pull out the hair dryer and speed things up.
I was hit up at wetcanvas to be a guide in the abstract/contemporary forum. Basically I act like a host. I also keep my eye out for trouble makers. So watch out troublemakers, I have my eye on you ;-[