Friday, February 24, 2012

My painting for February, Beach Day at Elba, I got this one in a little late at" The Virtual Paintout", I sketched 2 pages , too large so modified 2nd half of sketch , and used Derwent watercolor pencils,used wrong wax for highlights, and corrected it with white charcoal, after scraping of wax to save the painting : )~ The paper I used was Canson 90lb, 9x12 W/Color paper. I think I'll use 300lb paper and tube paints for the next painting.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Saguaro Cactus

I sketched this cactus near Sabino creek in Sabino Canyon which flows from the run off of snow at Mt Lemmon, Tucson, AZ. It was nice to sit and watch the water cascading over the rocks and flowing over the dam; a seasonal experience for us desert dwellers. I used a small 400 series sketch pad3.5 x5 plus pen and EK Earth Color Pencils for this subject.

Old Town IrishTravern

The travern is done in pencil, and color pencil; this is from the December "The virtual Paintout" at Eureka, California . The paper used was Stratmore windpower sketch 11.75 x 14, its 100% windpower and 30% post- consumer fiber, thought when possible I'ld go green, no pun intended.