Venezia by Fabriano

These sketches are all in my new 9x12 Venezia Sketchbooks. the paper is wonderful for ink and takes watercolor washes very well
I am inspired by the techniques in one of my favorite art books Watercolor without Boundaries by Karlyn Holman. all the drawings I plan on will be cityscapes, or landscapes, many from photos I took while on a trip to the UK and France. There will also be sketches from photo refs around the world shared by my Wetcanvas art friends.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tailor Shop Dummies: Como Italy, ref photo by Sundiver- wetcanvas

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The ref photo was posted on wetcanvas as part of the weekend drawing event by KreativeK. this is her friend Joy

Joy in St. Ives

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bern Rooftops
this was from a landscape challenge on Wetcanvas
limited pallette:  the colors are smaldt blue, quin scarlet and quin gold WC on ink

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

another photo ref by Lisilk from wetcanvas, this is a colorful Conch Salad stand in the Bahamas,
SOO very yummy

Nasseau, from a photo ref by Lisilk from wetcanvas

Pearls, from a photo ref by rubyredDog from wetcanvas,  lots of interesting shapes

May 25 2012

Corn snakes in a tree. This was just a fun piece, the corn snakes did hot live in a tree, but I planted them on a fungus shelf for fun. May 4, 2012

Japanese garden April 13

Monday, May 7, 2012

Belmont Church Ruins

This is a crop of the Ruins featured in this weeks drawing event on wetcanvas, photo by lisik
all ink, colored with inktense pencils

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Las Vegas 1

This is a crop from a photo posted in the last WDE, somewhere in Las Vegas, I was attracted to the blue building.
ink and watercolor

The second crop included the ship, which I turned into a pirate ship. I would love to live in this castle on the rock. also ink and watercolor

Thursday, March 8, 2012

midwestern Gouache

this was first ink sketched, then painted with gouache, I am just learning how to manipulate this medium. After I was done I kind of lost some of the details so added a bit of ink back.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Waiting to Board

this is a scene from Wales provided by justjean from Wetcanvas, I loved the relaxing stance of the couple waiting for their boat, a nice portrayal of vacation time.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cambodia Ruins

This ref was from Connie VanWinsson from this weeks drawing event on Wetcanvas, it was a snapshot her nephew took on a recent trip. I loved the  fabulous tree growing around the ruins, it was simply done with a pour and splash of  lemon yellow, cobalt blue and rose aquamarine, then after drying,  inked in the ruins.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The old and the new.

"These are the shoes my Grandfather played Basketball in in the early 1920s. The pink shoes were my Granddaughter's when she was smaller."  the reference was from surob from wetcanvas.
I love the story told by the basketball sneakers. This was painted with walnut ink, and inktense in rose and cobalt.