Custom Basset Hound portrait

Hunk the Basset Hound custom hand drawn portrait - featured

"Hunk" 8x10 colored pencil, watercolor, and gouache on watercolor paper I had a few projects come up toward the end of the summer that kept be really busy with non-landscape painting — including this custom portrait drawing of Hunk the Basset Hound. I fell head-over-heels for Hunk! The way his mom described his personality as… Continue reading Custom Basset Hound portrait

Art journal play: Black and White Sketching

Art journal prompt: Black and White SketchingThe Day 12 creative prompt was Black and White Sketching. I worked in my grey toned sketchbook with a variety of black, graphite, water soluble, and white tools.I was looking through the book Composition: Understanding Line, Notan and Color by Arthur Wesley Dow earlier in the day and wanted to… Continue reading Art journal play: Black and White Sketching

Art journal play: Dark

Art journal prompt: Dark The Day 11 creative prompt was Dark. I started with raw umber acrylic mixed with a touch of gesso for tooth. And my inspiration was to incorporate the Golden acrylic color Titan Violet Pale (I mixed my own closest approximation). I have no idea what drew me to this color —… Continue reading Art journal play: Dark

Art journal play: Color Story

Art journal prompt: Color Story (inspired by the evening sky I saw when walking the dogs) The Day 10 creative prompt was Color Story and I love this one! I've always enjoyed creating and collecting color palettes, squirreling them away for future projects. So with this prompt it was like getting a big permission slip… Continue reading Art journal play: Color Story

Art journal play: Resist

Art journal prompt: ResistThe Day 9 creative prompt was Resist. Using oil pastels I put in some areas of color loosely inspired by a stand of trees. Then I added watercolor, some more oil pastels, and finally a wash of Copic Opaque White. The white and deep greens helped add some contrast. I like to… Continue reading Art journal play: Resist