Sunday, July 14, 2013

'nola' ~ watercolors, gouache, pan pastels and matte gel medium in my daily book

truly, i'm feeling little desire to blog these days...  

colored pencil and watercolors in daily book

i'm working in my daily book - and experimenting with tracing paper, still!

and still finding a lot of great rust, and going out wandering...  soaking up as much sunshine and fresh air as i can...

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 “You study, you learn, but you guard the original naïveté.  It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.”

~ Matisse

Monday, July 1, 2013

summer joy

'ella' ~ oil pastels, watercolors, acrylic paint, pan pastels and colored pencil on tracing paper

i've been experimenting with working on both sides of tracing paper...    this pic of ella is the back side,

and this is the front.  although you can't really see it here, the expressions  on each side can be very different.   i've also been experimenting with pan pastels, which i think have great potential for faces...  

same ingredients as above

another face on tracing paper - i can't remember if this is the front or the back.  the wrinkles on the tracing paper are from me ironing it too long!  i was ironing out wrinkles left from the watercolors, and i got carried away...   she's a poor rendition of a painting by gregory grenon, who's a master of reverse painting on glass.

otherwise i've been painting in my daily book, and adding a lot of flower pictures.

oil pastels, watercolors, casein paint, colored pencil and beeswax in my daily book

i've slacked up on using wax so much, but i did use it on this page, which comes before all of the pics i took on the solstice.

like this,

and this,

and this.  i found a lot of good rust on the solstice.  : )

from another day...   it's just been a great rust summer so far!

you can see a little of my colored pencil box here - that's all i use on cans

and sticks.

these sticks and cans have been my main drawing joy for the last couple of weeks...

i've also been taking flower pictures like the state of the world depended on it...

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