Sunday, June 22, 2008

Albino alligator sketch - 6" x 10.5"
Arches 'Michalett' ingres paper, appr. 45 minutes.
I was testing out my newly fixed
travel brush (see below).

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Travel brush fix:
The ferrule became loose on my Escoda travel brush, so I
cut a piece of heat shrink rubber tubing to fit over the ferrule
and the handle. I wet the brush down, used a lighter in quick sweeping
motions to not damage the hairs. It works great!!
It also acts like a rubber grip for my brush,
and it folds up with out any problems either.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quick moon sketches.

Painting flowers as of lately, very difficult for me.
To many details, trying to simplify.
First two sketches are on Arches text wove paper
in a homemade 6"x10" sketchbook.
The last one is on Arches hot press #300 wc paper,
(1/8 sheet or 7.5" x 11"). All are painted 'en plein air'.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"I Love My Zoo!"
11" x 14" Arches CP 300#
PB Sketch 01
6" x 10" Arches Text Wove Sketchpad

Sunday, August 12, 2007

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

These three are from my 7x10 Montval WC Sketchbook.
I am so used to painting on Arches wc, this paper is sized differently and can't handle much over working or glazing. Used my brand new travel hair pencil #8 by Escoda on the last two sketches
( the no. 8 brush is the same size as my no. 6 W&N series 7 wc brush just for size comparison.)

Twin Rivers Park, PA sketch- about an hour to complete.

Sunset-Co. Rd. 7-2, Delta OH sketch- about 25 minutes to complete.

Hailey sketch- about a little over an hour to complete.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

"Hearl's Horse Barn", 6"x10" artists watercolor on BFK Rives Gray paper.

I just got a new "Travel" Hair Pencil, I have always wated one, seen it on sale and had to get it. I haven't painted with type of brush alot but I just had to have it. Oh yeh, its an Isabey 6202 Travel Squirrel Mop. Will post sketches painted with this in the near future.