Tag Archive: pelicans


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

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Going to the Birds!

Spring has sprung (sort of)! There is still a chance of a wintry mix later this week, but the herons are BACK in the wetlands. They were performing touch and goes for us this morning. So graceful, so gorgeous! We were happy to see them. It has been a long winter. I’m not sure where we left off last time. I wasn’t able to make it to my art class this last week, so am pretty excited for Tues afternoon to arrive. I did some drawing (thus the title of this post). But my work on “edges” will have to wait til I have more time next week. Spring cleaning was on my mind this weekend. Here are my charcoals. I have ALMOST finished my sketchbook. I did order another, but the paper is NOT the same. If all else fails, I may have to cut up some Cansons and clip it together to make my own sketchbook. Let’s get on with it! If any of these are repeats, I apologize.

Pelican - Charcoal on Craft paper

Pelican – Charcoal on Craft paper

Egret - Charcoal on Craft paper

Egret – Charcoal on Craft paper

 

 

Tern - Charcoal on Craft paper

Tern – Charcoal on Craft paper

 

Now, do you get the title? The next is NOT a bird, but an flower. The first is just a sketch of an orchid, the next jpg is an Inktense sketch on canvas. I am always excited when I start a new canvas, and a little scared. Inktense pencils and sticks help me cover large areas with vivid color. The canvas is 9 x 12 and I hope to get painting on it at class this week!

Orchid - Charcoal on Craft paper

Orchid – Charcoal on Craft paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchid 9 x 12, Inktense on Canvas

Orchid 9 x 12, Inktense on Canvas

One last thing, as you know, I have been working on some small Oil Stick paintings. I DID gesso up some canvases this weekend, and here is a 5 x 7 that I reworked this weekend. Take a look, it sure did photograph BLUE! Have a great week! Hope to catch up with you next week!

Dunes - 5 x 7 Oil Bar on Canvas

Dunes – 5 x 7 Oil Bar on Canvas

 

Dunes - 5 x 7 Oil Bar on Canvas

Dunes – 5 x 7 Oil Bar on Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi All,

Two oil stick painting for your viewing pleasure. I’m ready to put a fork in the barn! (I just need to get my instructors approval) AND then I have a number of watercolor sketches that I filled in with WC. I have to say – THAT IS FUN FUN FUN! (Okay, all art is FUN) I am particularly pleased with the Pelican (and Razzy)

Jon's Barn - 16 x 20 Oil Stick on Canvas

Jon’s Barn – 16 x 20 Oil Stick on Canvas

 

Fat Cardinal - 5 x 7 Oil Stick on Paper

Fat Cardinal – 5 x 7 Oil Stick on Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

at Cardinal - Watercolor 1/8 WC Paper

at Cardinal – Watercolor 1/8 WC Paper

 

Unfinished Heron - Watercolor 1/8 WC Paper

Unfinished Heron – Watercolor 1/8 WC Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Water's Edge - WC on 12 x 16 Canson WC Paper

On Water’s Edge – WC on 12 x 16 Canson WC Paper

 



 

 

Razzy Relaxing - 9 x 12 WC

Razzy Relaxing – 9 x 12 WC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So you  see why I haven’t gotten any work done.  But this has been a  GREAT ART weekend! Thanks for looking!

 

 

Vacation is OVER!!

We had an absolutely fabulous time on our vacation. We visited Maine AND Rhode Island. It was a family outing so did not have much time to work on my art. Did some sketches (ink) and I did miss my watercolors and my oils. Between doing laundry and other catch up duties today, I did manage to do a few Inktense sketches. I am having problems getting good pictures of my paintings… Grrrr…

But you will get the idea

Padre Island Pelicans – 9 x 12 Canson WC – inktense

 

Wild Fish – 9 x 12 Canson WC – inktense + Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rocky – 9 x 12 Canson WC – inktense

And finally… here is our project… it is coming along

Under the Sea – 30 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas

Drop me a line and let me know what you think!

Have a GREAT Day!

Sunday night!!

Had another great weekend!! Did some hiking, painting and general relaxin’ in the summertime. Here’s what I did…

Wetland Palm - 11 x 14 WC/Acrylic on WC paper

And TADA!!! The first is an Inktense version of Mr. Pelican, the underpainting.

Mr. Pelican, 11 X 14 Inktense on WC paper

Then I added the oil pastel!

Mr. Pelican, 11 X 14 Oil Pastel on WC paper

Let me know if you have any comments!

January is JUST about over. It has been a busy month. Have been doing more experimentation. I go through them one at a time.u

I drew these pelicans on 140lb Watercolor paper with really hard wax oil crayon, and then did a wash of cobalt and ultramarine for the water and one of burnt umber for the pelican’s back.

5 x 7 oil pastel with acrylic wash

Then I did a sketch of a macaw from the Brevard Zoo with the oil pastels on the Bogus Rough paper. This one worked better than the swan that I did a week or so ago.

9 x 12 Oil Pastel Sketch on Bogus Rough paper

 

Last experiment was oil pastel on clear primed canvas. This one is not quite done, but has been fun to work on. I need to add some ducks to the painting.

9 x 12 Oil Pastel on Clear Primed Canvas

Pelicans

I did not spend as much time painting this weekend as I had hoped. Stuff just seemed to get in the way. But I did spend some time drawing with my ink-pencils. When I struggle with things, I usually go back and draw birds that I love. This weekend, I revisited my pelicans. First is on 11 x 14 watercolor paper.

Pelican - 11 x 14 Ink and Oil Pastel

This one is just ink right now.. am trying to decide whether to do Oil Pastels or Acrylics for the remainder

Pelicans and Friend - 16 x 20 Ink on 300 lb Watercolor Paper

I’ll think on it more and give you an update later!