Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Green Roof

This is another photo I got while in Lovington, NM yesterday.  I told Ken I saw a house with a green roof, and we had to find it going home! So ...we did! there is a lot more cactus, mesquite, but just added a few. That is the fun part about the sketching- or ink with watercolor. Whatever you want to call it. I am still just using ink, with no pencil and eraser.  I encourage anybody who wants to improve to do the same. It is unbelievable how much it has helped me.  I am still trying to sketch each day, and I started Oct.13th, 2012!
This is 4"x10" on Bockingford watercolor paper. It is very pale mint green..

Friday, February 8, 2013

Best Friends

Today we went to Lovington, NM and on the way home, we drove around looking for photo ops, and found these old pickups! They could be Best Friends! They look like they have seen a lot of miles in their day.
Ken is so good about stopping, turning around, backing up, etc. for me to get a good picture! They are sketched with my Lamy Safar fountain pen, with the Lexington Gray Noodlers Ink on pale mint green Bockingford paper.  I  bought the paper to make some sketchbooks, and really like it. This is 4"x10".
Left over pieces from the sketchbook pages.

Monday, February 4, 2013

2012 Blog Book

This is the 4th year that I have had  my blog printed into a book. I love having them.
It is a great way to record what you have painted during the year, as well as documenting shows, etc.
I highly recommend using Blog 2 Print and print what you have done all year. You chose your cover, and they do all the rest! They are awesome.  http://www.blog2print.sharedbook.com/
 I order 3 each time for myself and the kids. I also order if anybody wants one.
You can have your comments printed or left out. I left them out this year due to the extra expense!
I have so many pages. Each year they have gotten bigger, with more pages!

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