Saturday, October 27, 2012

Clematis flower

This assignment was to to paint without any drawing first. I pulled the pigment from the pencil tip of the inktense pencils and when I was finished, I added the detail with a pigma pen. I still wanted a stronger image and then added heavier lines with my pentel aqua pen.


Flower power

Flowers are such great subjects easy to draw and plenty of great color.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


This one was done with the inktense pencils again. But instead of drawing directly n the paper I mixed the colors on the pencil tip I also used the pentel brush pen which is awesome.. It comes in water soluble and non-water soluble..

More pencil practice

I did this one with inktense pencils. I am really having fun with this class. One of the reasons I signed up for this class was to get back into the practice of practicing. I think it is working as I am really enjoying the doing and not in the finished drawing.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Journal Cover

I made this journal at our Fiber Art group meeting this month.  Fiber Art Fusion met at Rubber Stamp Fantasy in October and the amazing artist (and shop owner) Debbie led us through creating these.  We got to play with Dylusion sprays which I have sooooooo been wanting to try.  The inner swirl piece was done with Claudia Helmouth (is that her name?) sticky canvas.  I love working with them.  I gave this journal to my neighbor in the mountains, Susan!  I hope she likes it.

My new happy place

I bought the cutest picnic table at the Ellijay flea market. I put it on the deck and have been going out and drawing and painting on it. You can see the leaves are starting to change. Is it any surprise that most of my recent work has Fall colors.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ellijay Apple Festival

The Apple Festival started this weekend up in Ellijay, Georgia, where I have my cabin/art refuge. I came up this weekend to have time to work on an online class that I am taking on Joggles with Dion Fowler. It is on watercolor pencils which I am very out of practice but really I just love her use of color and wanted to learn more of her design process. This is just the first week. To honor Apple festival, I decided to draw an apple tree.