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Time to share some new art from my sketchbook

Hi there, yes it’s been a while since I actually shared some new work.. I’ve been doing graphite/pencil in my sketchbook… which I am becoming happier with over time.. I’m unsure where they’re going though I am hoping to cross that work with the color work I want to do more of with vehicles as my muse.. the VW Bus is a very first start towards more substantial works.. for that I used Staedtler Fineliner and Derwent Inktense pencils. I…

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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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It’s been waaayyy too long!! Time to share some stuff!

Hi there viewers, it’s been quite sometime since I lasted posted anything here.. the last couple of months have been unusually busy for me in a good way! I have been involved in a local Craft and Design Show as well as participated within the Skulltopia exhibition as well.. which has opened a few new opportunities that will be very helpful in assisting me in moving forwards.. I have decided that I REALLY need to get back into the swing…

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Some recent experiments in watercolor and graphite

Hi there everyone, I apologize for taking such a long time to add a new post.. time kind of got away on me.. and I am going through a hard time in my life right now which I am still on the fence in terms of putting my situation out there.. because to get where I want to go I really need help but I am trying to work out the best way to approach that. Anyway that being said,…

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Dealing with frustration…

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since my last post…. I have been, and continue to be going through one of the most frustrating times of my life to date. I would like to share more but I will leave it for a subsequent post. When I get into this place, instead of doing destructive things to myself or others, I do these, while I think about things. That’s all I want to say for now.  

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I’ve been working – Work in Progress

Hello everyone.. sorry about taking so long to publish a new post.. I’ve been busy and in a mild funk to boot.. but more of that in another post. I’ve been working hard, new website Vivanteart.com – I would love for you to check it out! it’s still early days with it and I need to make it responsive – so apologies to phone and tablet users it’s coming! and new business cards too! In a related note, you may…

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At last some new art…. Plus more news shortly

Hi there readers… I know I haven’t posted anything for a wee while, I have been somewhat stranded between busy and procrastinating badly! more about that in my next post.. but to whet some appetites here’s some new art.. I finished this drawing a few days ago.. I especially enjoyed using the 6B pencil on the sky area.. And these two… “Little Orange Vespa” are 6 x 4 heavy CP watercolor paper. My reference image was thanks to Unsplash.com and…

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Some recent bits and pieces to share…

Hi everyone, I thought I’d share with you some of the little and not so little bits and pieces I’ve done recently.. some of these have been just little “plays” on a new paper/surface (Bristol Vellum) and a couple of the others have been just random pieces while I think about my next more significant pieces.. Here are the experiments on the Bristol Vellum         This piece was a play on Arches Watercolor Paper 300gsm/140lb Smooth, Faber…

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