Sunday, November 27, 2016

Studio Buddy

It's been a while since I have posted a picture of my studio buddy.  He hates having his picture taken, but he gets along really well with my studio dragon :)

Cyrus, the 8 year old Great Dane


Thursday, November 17, 2016

To solvent or not...

Before using solvent

After using solvent
Another view of my latest project. I wanted to show the difference when using solvent with colored pencils.

The solvent I use is "Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner." You still need a good amount of CP pigment on the paper before you can use it. Experiment first on a small area, if you are not sure if the amount of pigment on your paper is enough. The nice thing with solvent is that you can work on top of it either while it's still wet, or after it has dried.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Before and After



Just showing the difference solvents can make. They also allow me to work much larger without going insane! ;)


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Succulents...

I love succulents, or cacti, because I can kill just about anything else green. There is also a serenity in looking at succulents, maybe it's because they are mostly stationary because there are no leaves to move in a breeze? I don't know, just something that draws me to them. So here is my current WIP...


"Succulent Colored Pencils" 
18x24, 
Prismacolor Premier pencils on Stonehenge Paper













Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sadness....

I am not a person to discuss politics or religion. But something has been weighing me down these last few months. In light of all the hatred and violence, I have become increasingly upset with the current political direction, and the future of humanity.

This drawing came to me one morning shortly after waking and it hasn't left me until completion. It was the sort of thing that I could see very clearly but didn't know were it would take me. Anyway, here it is.

Title: Death of Diversity
Size:20x26
Medium: colored pencils and solvent on Canson paper


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New WIP

Just started it today, and already used up a whole Prismacolor Premier Poppy Red pencil.

The title is obvious to me
 - "Watching Paint Dry"

Monday, July 4, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Just started...

This is going to be my next piece. About 15x20 colored pencil on Canson paper. Working title is "Campfire Memories".



Saturday, May 21, 2016

Started back in April....

This was one of those drawings I didn't know I would finish (maybe after several years). But then I decided to play with pan pastels and colored pencils both. I learned a lot, some good, some bad, but best of all.... I LOVE my colored pencils!!! Pastels are ok, occasionally, maybe ;)



So, this is Pansy, 20x24, pan pastels and colored pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes paper,  with a tiny amount of gel pen.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Another Iris...

I love the combination of these two complimentary colors.... 

CP and solvent on Stonehenge  (16x20 finished size) 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

My Passion is a Work In Progress!

Working title is "Passionate Addiction"
18x24 - Prismacolor colored pencils on Stonehenge Paper

Monday, April 4, 2016

Welcome back?

8x10, no title yet
 After a terrible couple of weeks with bronchitis and other issues, I am slowly returning to myself, and new artwork, large and small. I still have a way to go to heal completely but spending time in my studio has always been a healing process.
20x26, no title yet