Pen and Ink
I was sitting in my booth at the National Oyster Festival and someone suggested that I draw a dragon fly. TaDa! Here’s to you, requester!
This pen and ink drawing was done for the “Masquerade” theme at the North End Gallery for October. I discovered that seahorses can change color to match their environment.
Often people will recommend subject matter for my art. This particular one – the honey bee – I wondered if I could get myself interested in it enough to come up with the intricacies I like to add. Lo and behold – it exceeded my expectations and I enjoyed every moment of this piece. My […]
When I was a little girl, I loved paper dolls. My favorite was a paper doll of Shirley Temple. In honor of my beautiful daughter-in-law Naoko, I’ve made a new favorite paper doll.
Have you ever cut a string of paper dolls? Fold up a piece of paper so it’s like an accordion. Then cut just half of a person (right half or left half). Unfold your accordion and what do you see? My string of paper dolls was not really cut out of paper, but a […]
I remember this moment as though it just happened. I was holding my hand as close to the surface of the lake as possible. As the slow and gentle waves came to shore, they touched my hand. I was mesmerized by the feel of the water, as though it were giving me a soft little […]
O-Riole evolved from one thing to another. I drew him out, then jumped in and started filling it in, keeping in mind that I wanted dark darks to stand separate from the rest. About half of the Oriole was dark dark. I was very pleased with how he turned out. I decided to work in […]
This one doesn’t look like an Oriole either, but I learned a lot (again). Use an even finer pen. Use a good light. Work bigger.
I’m disappointed with this first bird. It’s supposed to be an Oriole. Failed miserably, but am going to try again. After all, I did learn quite a bit with this attempt. I think I rushed too much with this one.