Author Archives: mckitt123

About mckitt123

@CherMcKittrick

Magnolia Watercolor In My Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) This was a challenge with some Arty Friends……

Posted in ArtEveryDay, Birds, Drawings, Illustration, Journal, Moleskine, Travel Journal, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Clay – Carving and Piercing

So the latest thing that I’m playing with is carving (also called Piercing) Clay.  You can do this when the clay is still wet, or when it’s leather hard, or even somewhere in between.  One thing you’ve got to remember … Continue reading

Posted in Clay, Fish, Paper Clay | Tagged | 5 Comments

An Illustrated Map of Hawaii

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) We’ve been going to Hawaii, on and off, for about 10 years now, and I finally did a Map showing all the fun adventures that we’ve had there, over … Continue reading

Posted in ArtEveryDay, Birds, Drawings, Illustration, Journal, Moleskine, Travel Journal, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A “Spinner” Page – Bats!!

I’ve seen this done, and usually the Spinny-Thing is a butterfly.  Here’s my take on it.  A Spinner Page in my Journal.  You lift the page up, turn the “thing” a few times, and then it spins around – pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol Markers, Art Journal, Bats, Cardboard, Drawings, Journal, Markers, Moleskine, MultiMedia, Travel Journal | 5 Comments

Acrylic Figurative

I’m really pleased with this piece – it’s quite small, just 10″ x 12″.  The color combo is exactly what I was going for. I know that this is a fairly common image, done by many artists, out there in … Continue reading

Posted in Acrylics, Drawings, Faces, Figurative | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Faces – Found….

Here’s a technique that I am curious about.  Paint random bits of color and shape, with nothing in mind regarding the outcome, and then “find” the image.  I cheated a bit, by indicating darkness where I thought eyes might be. … Continue reading

Posted in ArtEveryDay, Challenge, Drawings, Faces, Figurative, InkAndWash, Moleskine, Theme, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dahlias……….

This post is really only useful for people on Vancouver Island.  My husband Paul, aka The DahliaLama, is selling Dahlia Tubers on our self-serve Flower Cart.  Check out his Facebook Page for details – @DahliaLamaCobbleHillFlowers Look at the blooms here … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Faces – …and another guy…..

Again, just a pencil, and a smudger, and very minimal detail.

Posted in ArtEveryDay, Challenge, Drawings, Faces, Figurative, InkAndWash, Moleskine, Theme, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Faces – YIKES!

OK, this was was an epic fail.  Drawn from the Reference Photo at the end of the post.

Posted in ArtEveryDay, Challenge, Drawings, Faces, Figurative, InkAndWash, Moleskine, Theme, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Faces – Young Girl

As usual, click any image to see it bigger in a new tab.   NOTE:  I’ll be posting 10-or-so more blog posts on this site, then I’ll be posting exclusively on InstaGram – @chermckittrick The reason for this is that … Continue reading

Posted in ArtEveryDay, Challenge, Drawings, Faces, Figurative, InkAndWash, Moleskine, Theme, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Faces – Single Continuous Line

A couple faces, drawn out of my head, no reference photo, and drawn using a single continuous line.

Posted in ArtEveryDay, Challenge, Drawings, Faces, Figurative, InkAndWash, Moleskine, Theme, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Watercolor Polar Bear

I used salt to get the starry look of the sky.  This is bigger than usual – 12″ x 14″.

Posted in ArtEveryDay, Bears, Figurative, Watercolor | 6 Comments

Watercolor landscape

This took about 15 minutes.  I love the semi-abstract look of this piece, and the areas where I scratched into the paper with the end of my paint brush.

Posted in Abstract, Drawings, Journal, Moleskine, Travel Journal, Watercolor | 5 Comments

Loose washes with sketchy ink……..

I quite often have a watercolor piece that just doesn’t work, but more often than not, I can improve it by adding some skritchy ink lines……….  Hey, in my head, Skritchy is a legitimate word……….  Anyway, I took this 3 … Continue reading

Posted in Classes, Drawings, InkAndWash, Journal, Moleskine, outline scribble style, Travel Journal, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Faces – Man

I feel like ALL my faces are starting to look the same, but maybe that’s because I’ve been mostly drawing young women.  Here’s an attempt at a man’s face, using pencil and a smudger.  Reference Photo at the end.

Posted in ArtEveryDay, Challenge, Drawings, Faces, Figurative, InkAndWash, Moleskine, Theme, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Faces – Line Drawing of a Young Woman’s Face

Title kinda says it all……..  I’m actually surprised that I did Faces for about 8 times, before something else caught my eye………….  The first one is Before I erased the pencil lines.

Posted in ArtEveryDay, Challenge, Drawings, Faces, Figurative, InkAndWash, Moleskine, Theme, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Faux Midori Notepad

I’m constantly thinking of things I need to do, but I KNOW that I won’t remember it by the time I get home, so I have to scramble to find a scrap of paper to make a note of it.  … Continue reading

Posted in Acrylics, Art Journal, Fabric Art, Faux Midori, Journal, Midori, MultiMedia, Surface Decoration, Travel Journal, Traveller's Journal | 3 Comments

Mostly white…..

I am very much drawn to, and impressed by, watercolors that use hardly any color, and yet still convey the image or feeling of the artist’s intention.  I keep challenging myself with this, and here is the latest attempt.   It … Continue reading

Posted in Drawings, Journal, Moleskine, Travel Journal, Watercolor | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Tiger….

So, this one was a disappointment. The initial pencil drawing was good. Then I added Indelible Ink Pen, but apparently I bought FAKE Sakura Micron Pens and they ran like mad, and made the whole painting really muddy.  (So, if … Continue reading

Posted in Drawings, Illustration, InkAndWash, Journal, Moleskine, Tiger, Travel Journal, Watercolor | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Alcohol Based Markers

I’ve been seeing a LOT of art lately that’s done with Alcohol Based Markers, and some of it is amazing.  Blick’s had an 85% Off sale on a 24-piece set, so I bought it to give them a try. I … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol Markers, Faces, Figurative, Illustration, Journal, Markers, Moleskine, Travel Journal | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments