Monday, August 31, 2015

Uni-ball gel pens

A couple months ago I discovered uni-ball pens.  I really liked how they moved across the paper, so recently I came across these gel pens and thought I'd give them a try.

I picked out a few colors and attempted to draw a bunny with the gel pens.  I discovered I could blend the gel pen across the paper if I took a wet paint brush immediately after laying down the color.  If I waited to long to drag the paint brush across the paper, the ink would be dry.  I like idea of carry a few pens with a water brush for a quick sketch on the go.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Giraffes on large canvase

I have a couple of gallery wrap canvases that I want to do a series of giraffes.  So I've been doing some rough watercolor sketches trying to figure out placement before I take the plunge on the large canvas.  Each canvase measures 36" x  15".  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lovely green eyes

Today I saw a beautiful black cat with really pretty green eyes.  Gouache on watercolor paper

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Midori travelers notebook...Look what I got in the mail today!!!!!

Midori travelers notebook blue edition.

When I heard about the blue edition I wasn't quite sure if I wanted one.  When I finally decided to get one, they were all sold out, and all USA stores were waiting for a new shipment.  It wasn't until
I spoke to someone at Maido store in San Francisco that they told me that they were not getting anymore shipments.  So I got on ebay and found a seller from Japan.  Seven days later I have my own blue edition to add to my collection.

Now to decide what inserts that I'll put inside.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ventura harbor

It was a nice day spent at the Ventura harbor.  Jolie went with us so her daddy could take her picture.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cherry Blossoms

When I don't have a lot of time to paint, I use small pieces if watercolor paper to do a quick painting.  Total time 10 minutes.

Thursday, August 20, 2015


I'll be the first to tell you...I can't draw peoples faces.  Since I can't then I thought it would be OK to experiment with a multi-color colored pencil.  I figured using a colored pencil would prevent me from what I see is what you get.   So maybe I can draw a's not bad, but it could be improved with practice.

Now to the next victim.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

One intense kitty

  This was one intense kitty.  I'm not sure who out stared each other.  Watercolor, koi markers, black sharpie.


Saturday, August 15, 2015

UK coast

Still having problems posting on my computer.  Thank goodness for iPad and my iPhone ..

Another watercolor of the UK coast.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ocean view

Ocean view some where on the UK coast.

I made the mistake of downloading windows 10.  It never fails, the process is never easy.  For some reason I can't import my photos onto blogger.  I guess it's time I yogi to fix the problem.