I love working with this pencil. Although it is like a watercolor pencil, the tone is much more graphite like and it disolves nicely once I start using a brush. Using more or less water creates nice value range. I'm definitely a fan of this pencil--also comes in a medium and dark wash.
Watercolor on watercolor paper. Front door plants. Re-do on original from about 15 years ago.
This is the next redo on tap. It's a watercolor painted in about 2006. Likely I'll only change values of the leaves--the lighter ones. And I will try to define the yellow petunias better.
And this is the painting re-done (Posted original the other day). Original painting was done in 2006! I'm sorting through my art--what is worth a little more work--and what cannot be saved!!! This has been an emotionally challenging project. For one thing, in many of the paintings slated for re-do, I'm looking into my past.
Starting this past winter I began redoing some of my old artwork. This one was painted about 15 years ago--is quite pale. Soon I'll be brightening it, adding more value contrast. After each redo is done, I choose the next. Anyone else out there do redos? I'd love to hear about your experiences.
Watercolor on mixed media paper. Squirrel at stump eating rice and lentils--seemed quite happy for the meal.
Quick pencil sketch on drawing paper. In town, in my car, drawing passersby on this day. This man was using his main means of transportation.
2020, 2021. Pencil on good drawing paper. About 17 x 23. Will be submitting this to a juried show--local and digital. Whether the pic is chosen or not, I had to follow my goal and "git er done."
Quick sketch watercolor on paper 12x14
I used to sketch in my car much more often. I'd go downtown and quick sketch people, scenes--whatever moved the spirit. With this sketch, I got the idea for a series...a what if ordinary moments in life were done in Picasso fashion. In this case, it was a Dad with his two kids. I never pursued the idea any further than a handful of quick sketches, but I wonder, what if I painted Dad with two kids Picasso style? It's still on my bucket list. What about you? What's on your bucket list regarding art ideas, projects?
2015. Quick sketch. Pencil, paper about 12x14.
More watercolor figures. Winter activities February. Bristol board, pencil, watercolors--about 12 x14.
Final days of winter, family, friends on the slopes of a nearby volunteer ski slope.
I'm always crossing the woods in the winter (safe from ticks) to discover happenings--animal movement, tree life and so on. Came upon this scene just recently, two trees that fell together during a wind event.
Painted original (watercolor on watercolor canvas) about 15 years ago. Wasn't satisfied and so I put away forever. Except, not forever. Have started a project of revamping old paintings that were not quite right, and that now seem salvageable. This was the first. Worked on it for a few minutes a few days a week for a few months, never going too far. Goal was to improve not recreate. Kinda having fun with this new project. Artists tend to do this, take a new tact, find a new route.
A walk in the park
From daily sketch journal. Pigeons congregate at the copper top of city hall. Micron pen .1
Pencil sketch of musician playing cello. About 12x14.
Micron pen sketches of people outdoors going about their business.
Page from winter art journal. Used micron .01 pen. I try to draw quickly--partly my temperament, partly about staying away from focusing on every detail.
Pencil on heavy weight paper.