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.


  1. Un très joli panache que celui de vos oeuvres...
    Une petite pensée particulière pour votre minou...
    J'aime beaucoup le travail de votre toute première photo...
    Une belle composition.

    Gros bisous.

  2. Hello Dianne:) I love your paintings! Is it just excercise with the dual pens or are you leaving the watercolors?
    I tried to find the second ear or a part of the head of Bubby. Please help me with this!
    Your cliffs are beautiful. Great job done:)

    1. Hi Renate! I still love watercolor, I usually do one at the breakfast table as soon as I've finished eating. The pens are very like watercolor, and I am experimenting, actually playing with them. They might be handy to keep in the car for when I see something I can't resist painting. I try to keep paper and a tiny set of watercolor paints there, just in case.
      As to Bubby's other ear, it wasn't visible to me the way he was sleeping. He was fluffy, and only the left ear stuck out so I could see it. He was on the level of my eyes because he was snoozing on the back of a chair and I was on the couch.
      Glad you liked the Cliffs. There was a strange old ruined wall down on the lower left. I don't know what it used to be, but I put it in.

  3. You always do some fun work, very creative, I am also thinking of getting some pens, very convenient.

    1. Thanks Horst! I think you'll enjoy them, "play" around with them before taking them on-the-road to get used to them.