Monday, December 29, 2008

moxie gallery

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portrait in blue

Size: 11 x 15
Medium: Watercolor and Ink
For those who kindly wrote asking about "a bottle of ink in a pencil",
here is a photo of a demonstration on beginning portraiture. The class is about drawing the face and, painting it in colors that are and are not done in common "flesh tones." The "ink in a pencil" is very much like a watercolor pencil but is indelible. I draw onto dry paper and manipulate with sponges, or I draw onto a damp/wet surface to see where it takes me. The post below has a link with a photo of the pencil. This has been one of my favorite tools for many will find it used in many of my pieces.
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Saturday, December 27, 2008

summer evening

I did the drawing with one of my favorite tools, "a bottle of ink in a pencil" over a tissue collaged surface. You can see the pencil HERE. Went on to paint in watercolor along with refining the image using Caran D' Ache watercolor crayons and pencils. See these HERE. This painting was featured in a calendar a couple of years ago.
These tools are a staple in my teaching with them.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

moxie gallery

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ten minute break

Size: 10x10
When I paint on a flat surface, I like to cover the surface with newspaper. One reason is that I like to paint beyond the edges of my work, the second reason is that I can use the newspaper to clean off my brushes and scrappers. The papers are dried and saved for later use in collages and other works.
I used one such paper to do a quick drawing demonstration and later finished it in watercolor.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


After teaching Altered Paper Surfaces in Colorado, I found a very nice piece of paper that had a wonderful surface texture with what reminded me of roots. Thus, the title of this mini collage. Only 3.5 x 5 this very simple collage delivers a lot of punch, and reminds me of the Rocky Mountains.
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