Hi All,

It has been a really long time and I apologize. Life sometimes won’t let you do the things that you want to do!

Anyway, the thought for today is “Why shouldn’t I start using the Good Canvas? Why shouldn’t I start using the GOOD Watercolor paper? What am I saving it for?” So I gessoed some of my good canvases  and started sketching (with Inktense) and painting!

Rocky III (have been doing ALOT of Raccoon Sketches!) Pencil

Lambie – Pencil Sketchbook


Even though I have been a little lax with my painting time, I have been doing some sketching.  The first two are from my sketchbook (6 x 8ish?), the Cranes are on Watercolor paper (but not the good stuff), the OWL is in Inktense Ink pencils on GOOD canvas, and the sunflowers are oil (both oil bars and oil paint) on GOOD Canvas


Sand Cranes – Inktense on WC Paper


Sand Cranes in Pencil – WC Paper


Sunflower 1 – Oil 12 x 12 Canvas

Sunflower 2 – Oil 12 x 12 Canvas













I used Winsor Green (oil bar) with Yellow Ochre (oil bar) and like the results! I would like to add a little dab of purple to the background of the sunflowers to give it a little kick! (If you look carefully at Sunflower 1, you can see the Inktense sketch… Awesome!)

Have a great week! If you are on the East Coast of the USA – Take cover and stay safe!