Friday, December 09, 2016
In my flat files I found a really old pad of watercolor paper. I inherited it from an old friend. It has an odd, artificial, cold-press pattern. The actual surface is very hard, almost like bristol. The pad had eight sheets in it. Instead of letting it collect even more dust, I decided to make a painting on each sheet. Despite the odd texture, it worked pretty well!
Monday, January 25, 2016
As far as I know, no one gets paid to mine apples for gold, silver, or any other precious metals or stones. Maybe he is looking for worms. Or seeds... Yes, seeds, that makes sense.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
I mentioned recently my personal project of using up extra paint and paper. The first few were made with pink and black paint. I ran out of pink, but wanted to keep sketching and painting. And I wanted to finish my pad of paper, so I made a lot more.
Here is a page I put together to show the results of my labor. It was fun to do them. I hope you like looking at them!
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Soon I was out of paint, but I still had many pages left in the sketchbook. I gave myself a new assignment. Fill all the pages of the sketchbook with quick illustrations of whatever was in my head.
Using old acrylic paint collected through the years, I set out a limited number of odd colors and worked until the color on the palette was gone. It took a few sessions, but soon the pages were filled.
Here are a couple more from the first batch, using pink and black paint. You can see a lot of them on this page.