Category Archives: pen & ink


I love to paint, but I miss drawing. Today I took out my Micron Pigma pens. Finding a subject wasn’t difficult. On my counter I spotted some Trader Joe’s pumpkins and gourds along with some rich-looking Bittersweet that my husband … Continue reading

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Clothesline Art Sale

   So we went to stay in south Florida to run away from the cold. The place we stayed had a “Clothesline Art Sale.”  We set up tables in front of the main house and suddenly there was art everywhere…oil … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre

I decided to work on Yupo paper again but this time I attempted a landscape of a small town.  IMHO, I think Yupo lends itself to more free-flowing subject matter (see my last few posts).  While I am less pleased … Continue reading

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Still working on Lilies. Lots of layering of soft undertones and deeper color for contour and shading.

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Watercolor, pen and ink Lillies

      A scrumptious bit of color…   For 3 days I have drawn lilies. First in colored pencil, then in watercolor, then in pen and ink with a watercolor wash. Although not perfect, I think the final watercolor … Continue reading

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Summer Lilies, pen and ink

I spotted these gorgeous lilies sitting on my neighbor’s sun deck. My goal is to paint the flowers using watercolor paint. But first I wanted to complete a black and white study.  The color of the flowers is a fabulous … Continue reading

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The Dancers, a pen and ink drawing

In an effort to continue my study of drawing I had some fun working on figure studies. Using waterproof micron pens I created an interactive pose using the wooden figure my teacher lent to me. Using cross-hatching as a method … Continue reading

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