Good Bye 2016…

Hi there, yes it’s been another long while since I last posted…. the last few months have been harder than I expected which in turn yielded some unexpected effects¬†on me in many ways.. I’m working up the courage to share this with you soon.. I am discarding 2016 as a snake discards it’s old skin so that everything can begin again anew in the New Year and beyond.. I haven’t been totally idle.. doing a lot research and thinking over…

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Re Focused and moving forward… goals to set and places to go Pt.1

OMG!! I can’t believe it’s been two months since my last post!!!! life has definitely gotten in my way – things have gone down hill for me over the last two months, with loss of work and associated income.. and with that a general loss of motivation and focus.. leaving me very frustrated and somewhat despondent. I’ve been trying to grapple with where I am, what I am doing, what am I supposed to be doing and where the hell…

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An exercise in Impressionisionism meets Colored Pencil

I gave myself a challenge to see if I could emulate #Monet s #impressionist¬†style with #coloredpencils ¬† #polychromos ¬†on¬†#arches ¬†300gsm/140lb HP watercolor paper.. this allowed me many more layers and so better for the experimentation!!! I am very happy with both pieces!! and is something I am going to explore further and perhaps see if I can incorporate it into my other “segmented” style so many wonderful possibilities.. these are quite small approx. 5 x 7″ so whatever I do…

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Something a bit different

Hi there, I wanted to share this piece I completed yesterday… I decided to get back to some ink and watercolor, and play with using a photo as the basis for a piece – I want to work towards fusing my stream of consciousness abstractions with real images/photos.. and this was the result! I’d love to know what you think!!!¬†ref Photo Drew Hays – Unsplash.com ¬†Thanks Drew!

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Ode to Pears!

Here they are – the completed pairs. 7 x 5″ on fabriano heavy watercolor paper, using my Uniball rollerball pen and Cotman watercolors. We have a large tree in our backyard that was very productive this year and we have many pairs around the kitchen so I decided to use that as my muse..

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A new painting! Perhaps for International Women’s Day

Well, this piece started out with the intention of being entirely abstract/surreal… and what I’ve ended up with is something completely different! a representational, almost cubist¬†random female portrait.. ¬†she just appeared out of the inked lines! – then I applied the watercolor – I had a hard time considering what to do with the color.. it’s the first time I’ve come back to proper watercolors in some time.. .

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Derwent Inktense and Faber Castell Durer Watercolor pencils

Hi there, Recently I had a few people asking about the pencils I use.. for my dry pencils I use Faber Castell Polychromos – they are oil based, have good intensity and work really well for me.. But the real fun comes with using the watercolor pencils – I have a set of the Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils… they have a great intensity and I really love how they work.. now I have read that when dry they…

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