Artists Statement

I paint as often and as much as I can. I take classes when I can afford it, but the money usually goes to buy more art supplies. This blog is to share the results with you! I am a Work in Progress.

Dianne Lanning Fine

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Autumn, the air is as crisp as a potatoe chip...

Inelegant prose, but apt. This is more fun and games with the Dual ended pens I've been using. It seemed appropriate to the season.

Harvest is in! 5X7 watercolor pens

Gourds 5X7 watercolor Dual pens
The second one here is of some ornamental gourds I found at the grocery store. There should be a little yellow hi-lighting the green gourd, but the set of pens doesn't have any form of yellow or gold. There were no other watercolors within reach, and being lazy, this is what I came up with.

And left over from the end of October:

Bubby, "Wake me for Halloween" 5X7 watercolor
This is my friend's kitty. He has modeled for me extensively. Usually in this position. The white stripe is really part of his markings, honest. I started this one with the Dual pens, but I finally got up and got the watercolors to get the black. Alas, he was very elderly and slipped away this Fall.  Some of the shine you see is not my painting ability, it's flash from the camera. Sorry Bubby!

And then there are the Cliffs of Mohr:
Again with the Dual pens. I'm not satisfied with this one, I need more work with these things. I'd love to find an individual pen with a good yellow or gold. The ink is water based and, if you're quick, you can blend the colors and wash them.