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Hurrah!! I finished one more 2014 Christmas Present. This one is for my friend in Seattle. Originally started in 2013, with oil bars (8 x 10 on canvas board), completed in 2015 with Daniel Smith Water Soluble Oils. It is drying (in FL, which may take awhile).

Reeds Lake 8 x 10 Oil

Reeds Lake 8 x 10 Oil

I have also been working on some acrylics and sketching for my Craftsy Classes.
The acrylic is a 9 x 12 on Acrylic/Oil Paper. The sketches are on Canson Multi Media Paper

9 x 12 Acrylic Marker on Acrylic/Oil Paper

9 x 12 Acrylic Marker on Acrylic/Oil Paper

Sketch on Multimedia Paper

Sketch on Multimedia Paper

Next, I have a work in progress — Acrylic Marker on Canvas Board – This has layers after layer of acrylic paint on it. Hoping that it turns into a “deep” piece, but it may just end up in the trash.

9 x 12 Acrylic Marker on Canvas Board. WIP

9 x 12 Acrylic Marker on Canvas Board. WIP

And you are ready for some sketches? Here are a few! I finally finished a sketchbook.
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Let me know if you have any comments! Have a GREAT DAY!

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I know, I know… I don’t “need” any new art supplies, but I am VERY pleased with the Winsor Newton Watercolor Markers that I purchased this summer. They are portable, the color is bright and clean and they work REALLY well on Canson Multimedia paper. So, here are a few examples

7 x 10 Watercolor on MultiMedia Paper

7 x 10 Watercolor on MultiMedia Paper

7 x 10 Watercolor on MultiMedia Paper

7 x 10 Watercolor on MultiMedia Paper

7 x 10 Watercolor on MultiMedia Paper

7 x 10 Watercolor on MultiMedia Paper

7 x 10 Watercolor on MultiMedia Paper

7 x 10 Watercolor on MultiMedia Paper

7 x 10 Watercolor on MultiMedia Paper

7 x 10 Watercolor on MultiMedia Paper

Next, I have some of the “better” sketches (I won’t bore you with ALL of them). I am attempting to capture the personality of some of the shorebirds we see around here. I sit on the beach and watch them for HOURS. I hope that you enjoy these!

7 x 10 Pencil on Canson Multimedia Paper

7 x 10 Pencil on Canson Multimedia Paper

7 x 10 Pen and Ink on Canson Multimedia Paper

7 x 10 Pen and Ink on Canson Multimedia Paper

7 x 10 Pen and Ink on Canson Multimedia Paper

7 x 10 Pen and Ink on Canson Multimedia Paper

7 x 10 Pen and Ink on Canson Multimedia Paper

7 x 10 Pen and Ink on Canson Multimedia Paper

7 x 10 Pen and Ink on Canson Multimedia Paper

7 x 10 Pen and Ink on Canson Multimedia Paper

Unfinished Business

Yesterday, I had two missions! First – clean up my studio, second – work on the painting for my Christmas card. So while attempting to throw out the “old stuff” to make room for the new stuff, I came across this unfinished plein air painting.

Ada, Oil 8 x 10

Ada, Oil 8 x 10

This morning I whipped out my trusty oil sticks/bars and finished it up. I am so pleased with the results!

Ada, 8x10, oil

Ada, 8×10, oil

And how did I do on my Christmas card. Well, take a peak. I used Canson Paper, Liquitex markers, ink, and some sparkly markers. And low and behold…

Christmas 2014 - mixed media

Christmas 2014 – mixed media

Obviously, this is just a sketch. But I like the idea! Have a great week!

The clock is ticking….

I made some progress on my painting tonight, but it HAS to be done by Friday, August 16th! Oye! I plan on giving you updates as the week progresses so that you can see the difference that 1 week makes. I have been working on the path, and on the goats…. The goats have changed dramatically since the last time. They almost look like goats! Still need to add two chickens (crossing the road…)

Goats - acrylic on canvas

Goats – acrylic on canvas

 

Farm Scene - 48 x 36 Acrylic

Farm Scene – 48 x 36 Acrylic

 

Not the best pictures, the flash went off…  ONWARD!

 

Let there be .. Goats?

I’m pretty sure that you haven’t been spending a lot of time this summer wondering “Why hasn’t Linda posted anything lately”.  Just in case you were wondering, I have been pretty busy, just not producing ALOT of art.  First, lets start out with the Plein Air paintings. These two are 8 x 10 boards, painted with Oil Bars/Sticks. Both done in 1.5 hours (first one needs to be finished up)

Plein Air, Reeds Lake, Mi - 8 x 10 oil

Plein Air, Reeds Lake, Mi – 8 x 10 oil

Plein Air, Reeds Lake, Mi - 8 x 10 oil

Plein Air, Reeds Lake, Mi – 8 x 10 oil

 

And I DID promise you goats. I FINALLY finished drawing my last goat. They are now both on the canvas. I did a “negative painting” with inktense Pencils, wet it down, let it dry and then will finish painting the inside. Here are the Goats as promised!

Goats - acrylic on canvas

Goats – acrylic on canvas

Lastly, here is the entire painting! Three weeks and it HAS to be done!

Farm Scene - 48 x 36 Acrylic

Farm Scene – 48 x 36 Acrylic

 

Well! Back to painting! Enjoy!

Linda

 

 

For all the little ones!

This huge painting (36 x 48) for “all the little ones”. I am having a blast doing it. The process I use, is to draw the animals that I intend to use with Inktense pencils. Do some water washes on them. Cut them out and place them on the canvas. If I like the size (relatively), I draw the animals using Inktense Pencils, add some water and let it dry. Next comes Acrylic paint. (I’m trying not to be Too STINGY with the paint!) Here’s where we are today. The first picture was taken in my studio. The morning light was not the best.

Barn Yard - 36 x 48 Acrylic - See the cutout cow?

Barn Yard – 36 x 48 Acrylic – See the cutout cow?

Next, I put the Holstein in…. and wrestled the painting out to the deck to get a better picture.

Barn Yard - 36 x 48 Acrylic - Holstein painted! Next the BIlly Goat

Barn Yard – 36 x 48 Acrylic – Holstein painted! Next the Billy Goat

Only 6 weeks to go! Enjoy! please let me know if you have any comments!

Tools of the Trade

Still sketching and drawing and doing value studies. These are ALL good things. I have to learn to USE my oil sticks effectively so that I can produce CONSISTENT results (blah blah blah). These are things that I tell myself, my art instructor never says anything that mundane. She is kind and generous with her praise and knows that I try very hard. Even though some of my results are less than stellar. SHE IS GREAT! SO, what did I do this weekend? Value sketches.. and I did some quick tiny 5 x 7 oils just to try to get the values. I will only show you the one that turned out okay (the other I will throw away and we will never speak of it again)

Saugatuck Dunes - Charcoal

Saugatuck Dunes – Charcoal

 

 

Saugatuck Dunes - Charcoal

Saugatuck Dunes – Charcoal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saugatuck Dunes - Charcoal

Saugatuck Dunes – Charcoal

 

 

Lk Michigan - Charcoal

Lk Michigan – Charcoal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the oil stick sketch – 15 minutes (dark, light, medium)

Saugatuck Dunes - Oil Stick 5 x 7

Saugatuck Dunes – Oil Stick 5 x 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, I worked on Rocky… He is mostly dry and I will be taking him to class with me — He needs HELP!! (He is NO WHERE NEAR DONE YET!)  I really need some practice with the tools of my trade!

Rocky - Oil Sticks on Gessoed Paper

Rocky – Oil Sticks on Gessoed Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi All,

I have been busy trying to get my homework done for my class on Tues! Here’s some side-by-sides of what I have been doing! Once again, I have been all over the map with media. Most of my sketching has been done with charcoal. The majority of the painting has been done with watercolor on clear gesso (yup! you got read that right!). But I threw in an oil pastel this weekend. I had started my raccoon before I started my art lessons and even I can tell that my Rocky isn’t true to life.. (that may be OKAY depending on who gets it!) So I got out my oil pastels and started painting and I was surprised how smelly the oil pastels are. Even my honey noticed it and I had to close the door to my studio. Oil bars, oil sticks etc do not bother him, but oil pastels do. Now, isn’t that interesting!

Okay, here goes. First are the dogs!

Luna, charcoal/watercolor on gesso WC paper 1/4 sheet

Luna, charcoal/watercolor on gesso WC paper 1/4 sheet

Luna, charcoal/watercolor on gesso WC paper 1/4 sheet

Luna, charcoal/watercolor on gesso WC paper 1/4 sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really do have to fix Luna’s eyes! Next, is Larry! (they are in the wrong order, but you get the drift

Larry, charcoal/watercolor on gesso WC paper 1/4 sheet

Larry, charcoal/watercolor on gesso WC paper 1/4 sheet

 

Larry, charcoal/watercolor on gesso WC paper 1/4 sheet
Larry, charcoal/watercolor on gesso WC paper 1/4 sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next is my oil pastel.

Rocky Raccoon, 1/4 sheet of Canson ?, Oil Pastel

Rocky Raccoon, 1/4 sheet of Canson ?, Oil Pastel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, our owl! We haven’t named him yet…

Sketch on Arches WC Paper 1/8 of a sheet

Sketch on Arches WC Paper 1/8 of a sheet

Watercolor on Arches WC Paper 1/8 of a sheet

Watercolor on Arches WC Paper 1/8 of a sheet   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have an absolutely fabulous week! Thanks for visiting and hope to have more for you next week!

Well, another weekend is over, and it is sleeting here, so it is a GOOD NIGHT to be at home! We needed to get the grandnieces and nephews something for Christmas so their mom and I consulted. We came up with a Pink Poodle, a Shark and a Horse. I am doing them in acrylic, small stretched canvases (12 x 12) for the poodle and the horse. 12 x 16 for the shark. I have some experience with sharks as I did a large underwater scene earlier this year. I have also painted dogs (niki, kaya, etc), but I have never painted a horse, nor do I have an pictures of horses. So my WetCanvas and FB friend, Tatiana (A FABULOUS artist in her own right) came to my rescue with wonderful pictures of one of her horses. So I have babbled long enough! Here are the sketches, all with Inktense pencils and sticks. Enjoy!! Let me know if you have any comments!

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Once again, no brushes were hurt in the creation of this art…

I DID use Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks and a palette knife.  This technique has definite potential. The first painting is on Yupo paper (very fun). The rest are on Canson WC paper (Various Sizes). Hope to do an oil of the Sand Crane, after I get a GOOD sketch. Mr. Moosey was just for FUN.

WC Sticks on Yupo – 9 x 12

 

WC Sticks – 6 x 8

 

Sand Crane – WC Sticks 12 x 16

Mr. Moosey – WC Sticks 12 x 16 WC Paper