Monthly Archives: January 2016

Arting With Jen – Day 21

I decided that I would draw and paint all the art supplies that I brought on the trip.  Ha, as if….  I managed to do my two palettes, that’s it Jen finished her European street scene Good texture on the … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Day 18, 19, and 20

So sad, we’re nearing the end of arting in paradise……….. Continuing on with my attempts at architecture, I tried a Market Scene, from a photo.  In my Watercolor Journal, drew it in pencil, then re-drew it with indelible ink, and … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Day 16 and 17 (and Paul again!)

I really love street scenes, and market scenes, and looking down alley ways in Italy – that sort of content, but I find DOING them really intimidating, so naturally I’m going to try to get better at them.  My last … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Day 12, 13, 14 and 15

We’re still hard at it, every day! Mine I decided to outline the turtle image with Black Acrylic Paint, as I’ve done with some of my bigger acrylic paintings.  This technique doesn’t work on these small pieces, I quickly found … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Day 10 and 11

Man, we were productive today.  We both did some of our local denizens – roosters, doves and feral Cats Mine I’m including the photo we worked from, because otherwise the neck looks soooo phony! Jen’s   I also did some … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Day 8 and 9

We discovered that I can download images onto our eReaders!  This is so useful for drawing while we’re at the beach.  Jen’s iPad does not display images well in full sun, but the eReaders are backlit, so we can see … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Day 7

Still going strong with the ArtEveryDay thang………… I did a couple of postcards Jen did a 12″x10″ scene of a Scottish castle              

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Arting With Jen – Days 5 and 6

We’ve been busy!  And we have a surprise Cameo Appearance by Paul!  He’s decided to draw with us, and this is his first entry – pretty good, eh? My Stuff  – Some preliminary sketches, and a couple of finished pieces.  … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Day 3 and 4

So, one of my pieces is great and one is pathetic.  Here’s the pathetic one.  I wanted to try something different, so I drew and doodled with pencil, then colored in with Watercolor Pencils, then wet the areas with water … Continue reading

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Arting with Jen – Day 1-2

And so it begins…………. We both drew Bouganvillea in a “Botanical” style.  I used watercolors Jen used colored pencils – waaaaaaaaay harder.  Hers is not complete – this is a Work In Progress (WIP) Day two – I have these … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen

Well, life is GOOD!  Once again I’ll be spending some time with Jen, and we’ll be trying to do some kind of art every day. Each time we do this, I struggle with what to bring, how much to bring, … Continue reading

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