Sunday, March 30, 2014

Second Sheep

This is the sheep I am going my more traditional route of ink and watercolor. this is step one,  the inking.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ink/Charcoal Sheep

I wanted to try something different so this piece I inked first then added charcoal. I used cold press watercolor paper. Not a good surface for charcoal. I am not happy with the results but at least I tried and I can now stop thinking about this combo and move on.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Piggy 2

Okay, I gave in and will be posting on this blog again. I like this format better than the facebook one but I have a lot of followers on FB that I do not have here. Oh well, the egotist in me says post me work everywhere!  :)

The pigs on paper are all done. On to sheep.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Facebook Page

I finally took the plunge and started a facebook artist page. Here is the link

I will be posting my future work there. Please go check it out. Thank you.

Piggy 2

Jumping right into the second of this series. I had planned four but knocked it down to two. I want to change directions a little after this. I am not happy with the results of working on the newspaper but am willing to give it one more try.

This is the watercolor layer. I tried leaving more newspaper uncovered to keep the piece lighter. Next up, acrylics.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Piggy Done

Just finished the first of this series. I'm not crazy about this piece but I can't put my finger on why. I stopped at this point because I didn't want to overwork it and make it worse. And, of course, there have been times where I wasn't happy with the piece and it ended up being a fan favorite. I hope this will be one of those cases.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Watercolor added

As I was adding the watercolor to this piece I remembered why I stopped working on newspaper. I hate it! The paper sucks up the watercolors and dried my brush quickly. It is difficult to work with. On the up side I think this looks pretty good. I was on the fence about stopped here and calling it done. But I think the addition of acrylics will make it better.

Sunday, March 02, 2014


Since my farm animal pieces are proving to be popular and I enjoy working with them, I am going to stay with that theme for the moment. I was looking back at my paintings on newspaper and liking that look so here are some more. Two paintings of pigs.

First I use matt gel to glue the newspaper on canvas board. Then I sketch out the image in pencil. Then I ink. Next I will add watercolors then acrylic.