Monthly Archives: January 2017

Arting With Jen – Jan 25

OK, I decided to work with a theme – things that are backlit by a sun/moon kinda shape. Painted this loose blended background, with the intent of later defining it into a precise circle.  Jen convinced me to leave it … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Jan 23

Well, I tried an experiment, which I think would work better with acrylics, but still turned out rather well. I love the idea of something silhouetted against a moon, so that was my goal.  First, I randomly painted an entire … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Jan 22

My stuff – Another barn.  Frankly, I’m tired of barn scenes, I think I do them because they seem easy.  But they’re not……. Barn is definitely too flat, so I added some bleedy-pen to get a bit more detail.   … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Jan 20

My favorite watercolor pictures are often market scenes, or village long views. I am really bad at that particular content, and usually opt for something easier.  Then, once a year, I art with Jen, try a village scene and am … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Jan 17

I haven’t done anything with a local flavor lately, so I did this   Here’s Jen’s finished ladybugs – WOW, eh?

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Arting With Jen – Jan 16

Here’s what I’ve been working on Jen’s is still a Work In Progress.  She’s using Pastels for this image.  Isn’t the “shine” amazing?        

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Arting With Jen – Jan 13

So, I tried a technique that’s better suited to acrylic.  Draw your image in ink (a Sea Otter), and then add splashes of color for depth and shading.  In acrylics, if you get a color wrong, you just add a … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Jan 11

Another excellent and productive art day….. Drew a horse, used frisket to save the light around the edge, and salted the background After the frisket was removed, I added some detail, and it’s done Tried to do a sailboat scene, using … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Jan 9

Today, I’m copying Paula Ensign‘s work.  She has such a unique style  – detailed architectural style with a swash of color through the middle.  I’m really pleased with how my version of her work turned out. I also tried what … Continue reading

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Arting With Jen – Jan 8

Jen did mouth, nose, and hair studies in pastels I added color to the bee and started a landscape in pen and watercolor……  

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Arting With Jen – Jan 7

Well, lucky me, I’m back in paradise and having another few weeks arting with Jen.  She’s good, she’s always BEEN good, but the progress she’s made in her portraits is amazing.  Here’s a portrait, in colored pencil, of her grandson … Continue reading

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