Update 4/21: Finished the painting by giving the figures some shadow to stand upon, and gave some of the trees a bit of gouache.
Update: Second week in class on this painting. I sort of fumbled on the dog, which turned into a large fluffy cat-leopard, sorta…
Last week in class, we started a new painting, of a man walking his dog in the woods. Our task was to “edit” the picture, choosing our own focal point for the image. I’m liking what I’ve done so far. This is still very much a work in progress. Continue reading walk in the woods
Shopping one day, I found this heirloom tomato with a batch of others, and thought this one had so much character. I took it home and did a bit of a still life photo study, perhaps one day to paint.
Continue reading heirloom tomato study
I obtained a set of Winsor Newton Watercolour Markers, their 6-pack, and tried them out on a number of papers to see how they perform. Perhaps no surprise, but the smoother the paper, given enough weight, the better they perform.
I particularly like how the work on the smooth Stillman & Birn papers, expecially the gamma (vellum), epsilon, and zeta. The Tamoe River paper was very nice. I also very much enjoyed the performance on plain old printer paper. Continue reading New watercolour markers
So, the April 2016 will be our next-to-last ink drop from the great Goulet Pens. The announcement from the Goulet’s was bittersweet (well, they were near tears, really) as they had to announce the sad news that the monthly Ink Drop subscription has become too costly to continue.
This month’s is “Forest Foray” containing a few greens and browns. Continue reading April 2016 Goulet Ink Drop
I bought a couple of 5-packs of J. Herbin ink on Massdrop recently, and they arrived today. A mass ink test proceeds!
Continue reading Massdrop Inks: J. Herbin 5-packs
Someone has declared Fridays to be #FlexPenFriday, not that I can find that on the major social networks (only 10 on Instagram). Anyway, it’s Saturday night instead of Friday, but this is my #FlexPenFriday offering anyway. 🙂
My sister, Ruth Temple, wrote a couple poems back in 2011 for the Full Moon Poetry Society. This one is a wonderful homage to Walter Carlos Williams’s poem This is Just to Say only about Moon words instead of plums. Just as delicious.
Continue reading Flex Pen Friday: A Full Moon Poem
I recently acquired to much excitement, a pen I’d been waiting to come back into stock at Goulet Pens: The Noodler Neponset in Ghostly Lapis. Sadly, however, it didn’t perform to my expectations. Continue reading Noodler Neponset Ghostly Lapis Pen with Music Nib
This was finished a while ago, just never got around to shooting the final version. Continue reading bunny
The March 2016 Ink Drop from Goulet Pens: Monarch Madness! Continue reading March 2016 Ink Drop
I coined the word “station” as a collective noun for the Pilot
Metropolitan (affectionately referred to as a “Metro”). It seems to
have caught on a little bit, anyway. Continue reading A Station of Metros