Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Acrylic painting, 11" X 14" on canvas panel. Available by contacting me directly.
I'm not sure if I will have access to internet to post next week as I will be traveling. I will try to put something up if I have a chance. I will have my laptop with me. I did more pen and ink work on the earlier drawing (Old City), but haven't decided whether or not to add any color to it.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The painting was from my photo of flowers that I saw in Eilat, Israel while on the trip this past winter. We don't have them in New Hampshire, but they grow in southern and warm climates (including Australia according to my teacher). I had fun playing with the background first using a sponge - see my post earlier this month. The flowers come in many colors and look very beautiful. I saw them hanging from fences there.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The drawing in the middle is a print made by scanning in my original, putting it into Photoshop and adding some red. It comes out looking like a wash of sepia.
The drawing on the far right is the scanned in original, printed out (without the red) and colored with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. An interesting process, but acid free cardstock paper is not the best choice when using a little water with the pencils. I'm not sure how it will work on the vellum paper. I'll wait until I have another class and discuss further with my teacher. Just a fun exercise for me.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The picture on the right is an 8" X 10" pen and ink drawing of inside the old city walls in Jerusalem. I just started that one yesterday so it needs more work, but I enjoy drawing. I may put some color on it later with colored pencils. I haven't decided yet.
The eyelid surgery was interesting and you can see before and after pictures online, also videos (just use any search engine for blepharoplasty). My left eyelid was hanging down so much it was interfering with my vision. The joys of aging, although my friend Max says it's better on this side of the grass, so I agree with him.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The 2 panels above are 8" X 10". They are Ampersand artist panels, smooth finish (1/8" flat). I have not tried smooth finish boards before. I applied the mix of paint with a sponge on the right one, and a combination of sponge and brush on the left. This was so much fun to do that I covered another board too. The combination is Dark Titanium White (Master's Touch), Burnt Sienna (Atelier) and Arylamide Yellow Light (Atelier).
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The view is looking down from the 3rd floor of the King Solomon Hotel in Netanya. If you are a new reader, you can go back to my postings from January - March to learn about my winter trip to Israel.