Kissing Christmas

W15 12 20 MITCHELL TASSELS 02The tassel man.

Seriously, the differences between my sweetie and I
in terms of decor is that I am a modernist
and my man loves rich tapestries, textures, passementerie and tassels.
I gave him a set of Indian red beaded tassels a few years ago,
and he immediately placed them on his ears for a lark.
(He is also very Playful!)

The plaid of his shirt was helped along by two inks,
Super5 Dublin and then, after drying, Noodler’s Lexington Grey (diluted).
It allowed me to add Quin Coral without lifting the under colors.
I topped both (after drying thoroughly — yes I am learning patience)
with a white gel pen and Carbon Black ink.

W15 12 20 KISSING XMAS 01Virtual Sketching from pictures at my mom’s house.

Honestly, I had to overwork the background.
Didn’t like the creamy colors I started with and finally deep red to cover.
The reds picked up the creamy color and not quite happy with it, but oh well.

And how does one do stubble?
Still learning, not used to portraiture.

W15 12 20 KISSING XMAS 02Usually I am the one with the camera!

Nice to have one of us together to work with, stealing a kiss on the sofa.

Inked sketches on a handmade Arches Journal with a
Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen, Super5 Dublin,
Noodler’s Lexington Grey, and  Platinum Carbon (black),
and Greenleaf & Blueberry, Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to Kissing Christmas

  1. Super cute and fun! xo Tassle man is a real sport… Merry Merry!


  2. Gwenn says:

    I love these pieces! The fun, the flavor, and your hand that is so you. Beautiful.


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