Today’s WP prompt is PINK so it’s a good day to share some recent sketches of a day lily I photographed in my garden last June. A few weeks ago, using a combination of Tombow pens, watercolor paint and Inktense pencils, I created a satisfying range of pinks in these two versions: Though their name prepares… Read More Experiments in Pink
Perhaps I’m noticing more examples of creative connections because, in ‘retirement’ I now have time to do so. What a treat!… Read More Creative Synchronicity (Part 1)
Several weeks ago, I was itching to try some new art tools. I’d treated myself to a starter set of Inktense pencils and dozens of new Tombow markers. But I was stumped for subject matter. Fortunately, I follow Susan Rushton’s blog. Her early February post and photos of seemingly ‘demure’ hellebores revealed stunningly complex and… Read More Thank you, Susan Rushton
Studying Edward Hopper encourages me to be brave with color and value. Who inspires your art?… Read More Edward Hopper: Color and Contrast
White flowers are full of colors in their folds and shadows. So is snow. Have you seen colorful shadows in your travels?… Read More The color in the shadows
I’m grateful to many art influencers. Whose influence fuels your creativity?… Read More Who are your creative influencers?
…Two people, that is, to create an artwork. One to bring it into existence and another to say “STOP” when it’s finished. Have you ever taken a good drawing or painting too far and ruined it? I’ve blown up several sketches over the past couple of days, but I DID draw or paint each day so… Read More They say it takes two…