Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Wild horses

Quick sketch / watercolor  in my landscape journal.  Too bad I didn't paint this on a long piece of watercolor paper since I really don't like the way the horse is cut in half.

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.