Saturday, February 27, 2010

Charcoal drawings and acrylic painting

I haven't blogged much this February, it has just been so cold, snowy and depressing I didn't have it in me. We just got over (I hope) a 2 day snow storm and now that the roads are clear and walks are shoveled (thanks to my wonderful neighbors!) I feel a bit human again.

I am going to post some new art done in charcoal. In my teens charcoal was what I did most, then I went to art school where I learned to use watercolor, acrylics and oils, among other things. I taught myself colored pencils a few years back and have been using them almost exclusively for the past few years. Now I felt like just sketching and here are some of them, which are for sale on eBay.

I also painted my cat Puggy on a wooden door hanger, He look's to be saying 'Come Back Later' so that is what I titled this.


Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Drawings, ACEOs, prints and t-shirts

I have listed a few new items on eBay in the last week or so. Here is an 8x10 charcoal drawing I did of my cat Bone. It was nice to loosen up and sketch. In my younger years charcoal was my favorite medium, although it was black charcoal on white paper, so it is fun to do again.

I've found a printing place I like so am now offering prints of some earlier art and should have more to offer late next week.

Another venture is t-shirts. Besides drawing and painting I am also involved in screen printing and have finally put a rat on a t-shirt. Markus, the cool rat is the chosen one and printed on the front of a black 100% cotton Gildan t-shirt with the saying Rats are Cool.

And last but not least is ACEO theme week with 'The Color Red' as the theme. With valentine's day so close it seemed logical to do some red heart balloons held by a rat with a red scarf.

I am also happy that the snow storm that was heading my way missed me and there is now snow to shovel! Yay!!!