Sunday, July 15, 2007

Japanese Lady with flute

Another paper batik

see the first ones here

Monday, June 18, 2007

Mission BC

Looking down the hill from our hotel window ... the highway below and mountains in the distance. the home building center and the Sikh temple

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Best Meal in Newfoundland

Fish and Brewis

Dinner at the Viking Village in L'Anse aux Meadows ... brewis is another name for hard bread or hard tack. And for dessert, a Newfy Iceberg - coffee, screech and ice cream

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Haida Totem

A friend took this photo while visiting in the Queen Charlotte Islands. I made a pencil drawing, using a grid

Sunday, April 15, 2007

An Exercise in Perspective

This is not much fun, but probably a good thing to learn about ... first and last try

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Hopi Clay Pot

This is an exercise from Claudia Nice's Creating Textures in Pen & Ink with Watercolor in the section enitled "Still Life Strategies"

Monday, February 12, 2007

Watercolor Batik

This is a process I learned from Kathie George. It's similar to batik painting on fabric.This process involves painting watercolors into sections of absorbent kinwashi paper that have been outlined with paraffin wax. The wax acts as both a reservoir to contain the colors and as a resist to preserve the white of the paper.

Light colors are painted first and hot wax is applied over the areas that should remain those colors. Then overlay and blocks successively darker watercolor paints.