Here are some close-ups of the drawing I just posted.
Friday, March 17, 2017
A few Fridays ago, it was unseasonably warm, but the bugs and poison ivy weren't out yet. I sat out and sketched by Goose creek, in the woods near my daughter's school, for an hour or two. This was the result. This was done mostly with a bamboo pen; some of it is my homemade soda can pen; and after I got home I worked in more details with a Hunt 101 nib.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
This is an oil painting I started about five years ago, and only had it at the underpainting stage before I put it on a shelf in the garage and forgot about it. I didn't much like how it was coming along. Finally, a few weeks ago, I pulled it out and used a painting knife to complete it. It's one of my only knife paintings, and I like the result. It was, for me, pretty experimental, since I don't have much experience with painting knives. It was certainly different than the detailed pen and ink work I usually work on, and I want to do more soon.