Category Archives: Pen & Ink

September 30 N 30 2017 Collage

September 2017 was very interesting to me creatively.  I have painted and I am grateful to Leslie Saeta for her willingness to support artists like me all over the world.  I was able to refocus my creative energy in the … Continue reading

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Sing A New Song: Still A WIP

Today I worked more on this little sampler.  I didn’t like the purple shape.  I also figured out I had the red shape in the wrong place.  To tone the stripes down so as to highlight the lettering, I applied … Continue reading

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Tiny Abstract Painting

Actually have been working on this for ages.  A little here and a little there. Started out with a wild crazy composition on a large sheet of paper with markers and watercolor.  Then cut up into little pieces of rectangles … Continue reading

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Gift Tags 5

Mom is doing great in physical therapy and I am working out at the same time.  We have been having lots of rain. Life has been wonderfully complex so here are a few more gift tags. Check out all the … Continue reading

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Sing A New Song: WIP

Working over a period of days, I have applied clear gesso, stamps and today it was time to pull out the inktense blocks.  I have been inspired by a lesson from Rebekah Jones in her Original Bible Journaling Series.  I … Continue reading

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Sketch – Jan 30, 2017

I traveled with several other women on Friday to Lubbock, Texas for a women’s conference.  Since we were returning on Saturday, I just thought I would do a pen and ink sketch for Saturday’s post.  I did do the sketch. … Continue reading

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Brushwork from Pen & Ink – Jan 7, 11, &12 2017

Painting everyday.  Large paintings remain works in progress.  In my ornament series, I am using wooden cutouts I have collected over the years.  Today’s work stem from a wooden bird cutout which reminds me of the sparrows and wrens in … Continue reading

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Consistency 2016 – Jan 6, 2017

Last year, after much thought and prayer over a word for me during 2016, I chose the word “Consistency”.  My main focus for the year was to be more consistent in exercising, my quiet time with God, my art, and … Continue reading

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Days 2 & 3: 30-n-30

Had a little fun last night and today with my pen and ink Prismacolor pens and my Bristol Board Sketchbook. Another 2-fer or 3-fer couple of days. Today, we got our new over the range microwave installed. Now my kitchen … Continue reading

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Pen And Ink: Day 27

Day 27: Cross #2 Update on my studio kitchen.  The hole in the sub-flooring is now rectangle and tomorrow the plywood goes in.  Then prime it and put some tiles on it for a temporary fix. Check out the international … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink: Day 26

Day 26: Today, I will catch up using pen and ink.  Still working to repair the damage in the kitchen.  I think I will make a place in another room to paint. Check out the international artists at: 30 Paintings … Continue reading

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Key Series: Day 25

Day 2: Tulip Key Third in a series of decorative keys.  I learned from the Christmas Key and went with a limited palette.  I like it.  The metallic pens are nice.  Notice, I have given up on doing one subject matter. … Continue reading

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Not Only Cups N Pitchers: Day 22

Day 22: Christmas Key I am a day behind in posting.  So, it is Saturday and I am still working on paintings but today my hubby ripped out the wet floor in the kitchen.  Fortunately it was about the size of … Continue reading

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Not Only Cups N Pitchers: Day 21

Day 21: Fractured Key I began a series of keys for a door painting I did last year.  The painting was finished without the keys but I am still doing the pen and inks.  I finished the first one last night. … Continue reading

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Not Only Cups N Pitchers: Day 20

Day 20: Pen & Ink Finished Kitchen Studio flooded again today. This time I wasn’t at home. Needless to say, there was little going on except the cleanup and drying of said room. My drawing with pen and ink is … Continue reading

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Cups N Saucers: Day 1

Cups N Saucers – My focus for this month’s daily painting challenge. Continue reading

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Days 4, 13, 14, 23, 25, 27, & 28: Posting Today (2015)

It is the 30th and I have worked every day but have not posted every day so here are the missing 7 pen and inks.  My Mom and I have had a very good time and she enjoyed watching me … Continue reading

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Day 15: Demo in Pen and Ink (2015)

Life has been hectic and a time for painting everyday hasn’t happened.  However, I was honored to ask to give a demo for a local ladies group on Monday.  I decided to show them how to draw a pen and … Continue reading

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Day 10: Radial 1 (Sep 2015)

Another quick study on a 3″ x 3″ square of  Bristol Board. I was asked to give a presentation on Monday and am preparing to teach a 20 minute activity to about 10-12 people as well.  This is pretty simple … Continue reading

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Day 9: Magnolia w/Cad Yellow Light Finished (Sep 2015)

Another day to paint.  I finished my color study audition page and my magnolia painting. I am pleased with the results. Reference links: Winsor & Newton Galleria Acrylic Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue Color Mixology DVD by Gamblin Dick Blick

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