Thursday, February 28, 2019

What's New?

I went to visit my mother in the care home,

and bought some new toys.  One is a "magic pencil" with multiple colours of lead.  More about that later.

And it snowed again.  Thankfully, that was last week and the sun is out this week.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Another Agapanthus Cluster

Card, 4 1/2 x 6 1/8"
White embossing on gelli print

I made this card smaller than the last one using this stamp.  I did manage to fit the same quote and brush lettering inside, though.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Negative Painting Exercises

These are more exercise from "Loosening Up Your Watercolours" with Joanne Boon Thomas on ArtTutor.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Value Studies

Joanne Boon Thomas teaches a few courses on ArtTutor.  These are value studies from "Loosening Up Your Watercolours".

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Divine Intervention and Dogs

ATC, Ink on Gelli Print

Two of the February prompts for our Artist Trading Card group are divine intervention and dogs.  I thought that putting those together would be impossible, until I found this quote on a site dedicated to the funny things that kids say.

Now, if I can just get through the ice and snow to the swap...

I do hope that I can, because our special guests this month are members from the Vancouver Urban Sketching group.  I've been thinking about joining them.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Snow Days!

Vancouver was enjoying a warm winter until February arrived.  It was a chance for me to learn how to draw and paint snow.   

The first 4" (10 cm) turned out to be just the beginning...

I was beginning to wonder where we were going to put it all.

After a bright sunny day, it began to retreat.

It started again, and after another few inches it turned to rain.  Freezing temperatures are forecast to make a skating rink out of the slushy mess.  And so our late winter continues.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Citroen 2CV

 Janice knows that if she posts a photo of an old car on her blog, that I will draw it.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

The background for my calligraphy was done by drawing a heart on plastic with a Tombow Marker.  I spritzed it with water before printing it on the paper.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

New Sketchbook

7 x 7"

I made this sketchbook from poster board.  It isn't quite as thick as watercolor paper; we'll see if it makes a firm enough surface for sketching.  The cover is folded in towards the centre making it  double thickness, so if it isn't thick enough I can put another piece of cardboard inside the fold.

Inside, Japanese Double Pamphlet

Monday, February 4, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Urban Sketching

There is a big shoe and purse in our local fashion mall.  It is currently decorated for Chinese New Year.