Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dog Portrait, oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches

I finished a commissioned pet portrait last week, in oil paint. I haven't met the dog personally, but in the photos I was provided she looked like an incredibly sweet dog.







(Detail)




Saturday, July 29, 2017

8 1/2 x 10 house portrait in pen and ink

house portrait

I draw this with a mixture of disposable technical pens and sumi ink with dip pens.  It's a pretty house, and I was especially enjoying the shadows of the trees.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pen and Ink House Portrait

10 x 16 house portrait, finished last weekend. Black and white on paper. This was a combination of sumi ink and disposable technical pens.

House Portrait



detail

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Coffee lightfastness test



Here is the result of a light exposure test for drawing or painting with coffee. This ran from March 19 to May 8.

So far, the coffee is relatively lightfast.  I expected much more fading than is evident.

The experiment is continuing.