WWM: Day 21, VSW Rockport Cow


I have NO time so decided to try catching the essence in a
few strokes and brushes of color.  Cow was first try, under five minutes.
Paying attention to the eyes in the end helped give the cow life.

Thanks to Tom Brudzinski for the great images from which to sketch!

As I move along, I’ll put all my Rockport images here!

“Paint as you like and die Happy!*”

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WWM: Day 20, Laguna Postcard


Randy Boyd let’s me use his photos of home, Laguna Beach, to paint from.
His images fill me with cheer; I miss home and the beach so much!


Went for fat inked lines and deep tones on this one —
almost reminds me of an “olde tyme” postcard!

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WWM: Day 19 Grape Hyacinth


Back to textured, rough Hahnemühle Post Cards.
Love Grape Hyacinths, which I’d never seen until my first Spring in Oregon.

“Paint as you like and die Happy!*”

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WWM: Day 18 Moon Palm


Any excuse to use my Moonman pen, below!
Added a brush dipped in inks and you have my Moon Palm!

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WWM: Day 17 Moms Stuff, Sun

My mom’s copper sun hanging in my finish room.

Trying a different route, waterproof inks building them up.
Lexington Grey above…

Brown inks added, De Atramentis Document Brown
and something I mixed up in a waterbrush!

Finally, watercolors added.
And Super5 Frankfurt Grey linework at the end; had to do it!

This is a new paper for me, Harmony.
My review of three papers from Hahnemühle will come shortly!

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WWM: Day 16 Moms Stuff, Sun Postcard


Playing around with Robert Oster African Gold; ink-painting!
In the end added lines… I LIKE lines!

This is loosely based on my Mom’s big copper sun from Mexico.
It now hangs in my finish room… Happy Sun!

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WWM: Day 15, Canvas Project, Bedlam!

 

BEDLAM!

I have the word “BEDLAM” for my entry into the Canvas Project 2018

I started with sketches, as I only have one canvas!
I saw Yaman coming at me one night!


Bedlam is when the “kittens” get CRAZY just before bed.
It is their last hurrah, like kids wanting to stay up late.
They are sleeping, but if we don’t wake them they wake at midnight and start…
So we wake them around 10:00 pm: “WAKEY-WAKEY!”

“WAKEY-WAKEY!”

A black head with green-yellow slits rises from the cat tree or the bottom of the bed…
not sure he is willing to do our bidding, we say it again
“WAKEY-WAKEY! WAKEY-WAKEY!” until he gets his sister up.

All hell breaks loose.  They streak around and sometimes jump clear over us until we finally say, “ENOUGH!  Come to bed.”

Then, shockingly, they settle in with us and sleep like logs all night.

When I decided to do this I didn’t think about canvas and watercolors…
And so, getting my sketch onto canvas has been a bit of a trial!


I tried watercolors and they sat on top of the canvas.
I suppose I could have found out how to prime it for watercolors (shellac?)
but I decided to go back in time to acrylics, my fist love, but here is the thing,
BEDLAM was conceived in watercolor,
and you know how picky we artists are when we get a vision?

I lived with the acrylic version for a couple of days.
I am happy with the thin watercolor transparent appearance I managed
on top of the odd canvas… I painted on primed canvases for years with acrylic
and never had problems like this one — the paint didn’t want to adhere.  Very strange.

My last change: I went back and thickened some of the lines on the canvas.


So trial and error, here it is: BEDLAM!

“Paint as you like and die Happy!*”

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*Henry Miller, who also was a watercolorist!

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