Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sketches from Cape Tenjenzaki

Boats at Cape Tenjenzaki
Pyar and I cannot get enough of this place. We went this past weekend and worked together.
I used the .4 ink pen and later moved the ink around to create some washes.

boats' sketch at the Cape

Baby Animals Series - paintings on wood circles

frog on tree

Lewis Walking

Brown Dog for Carolina

Red Bunny for J

Red Frog

I have been making linoleum blocks from some of my baby animal drawings. The previous post was of the animals on wood circles as paintings. I really wanted to be able to duplicate them in different media, color and sizes of panels. The challenge is working in reverse, literally. I sometimes squeal in excitement and sometimes with frustration, because once you cut, you can not add back to the linoleum. I really like the process. I do not have a press nor inks with brayers to use, so my options are somewhat limited, though a pretty wonderful process.

New Works

Rocks at Cape Tenjenzaki
I used a damp brush and moved the ink around from the previous drawing, see below to create stronger lights/darks and a clearer passage. Pyar bought me a few in different colors so I am eager to try the other pens.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

New Works

Cape Tenjenzaki, October 2009 study in pen

For Pyar
Cape Tenjenzaki, October 2009 watercolor and pen study

New Works

Lewis the Polar Bear, painting on wood

rabbit, painting on wood

sitting polar bear, painting on wood

three trees in Tanabe, painting on wood