Monday, October 31, 2011

My Sketches




This weekend was cold and windy, yep, Central Park got 2.9"s of snow. We got to see lots of cold rain and some snow flurries. That being said, I would like to share with all of you a blog I came across it's Nikiraart. Her work is amazing. She has captured that old world charm in her drawings and sketches.


Inspired by her, I found myself in AC Moore yesterday looking for ink. It turns out that they were running a 50% off sale on all art supplies. I purchased Liquitex ink and a bamboo brush. Years ago I learned about the crow quill dip pens and bamboo brushes, and ink. Of course not having any of the pens that Nikira uses I managed to achieve the affect I wanted.




For now it's back to my paints. but this was a great way to recharge my artistic battery. Happy painting everyone.














19 comments:

  1. Really beautiful Jon! LOVE how the washes really makes this extra special!!! Glad you survived the snow!

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  2. Hi Joan!... Lovely... colourful and sensitive studies... all of them!

    Ink with the watercolour really adds a little extra ... doesn't it!

    Nice to watch you searching about ... having fun...and growing in every post!

    Good Painting and Sketching!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  3. Hi Joan. I hope you haven't had too much snow in Long Island! I suppose that means it's on its way for us too. Lovely sketches - it's so nice to see you working in other media. Thanks for the link too :) Best wishes, Michael.

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  4. Hi Joan.
    All lovely sketches my friend, very good indeed, well done. I especially like the Apple one, brilliant. I will take a look at your Artist that you mentioned shortly. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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  5. Nice work Joan and I really enjoyed your figure drawings on FB, too. will check the link out soon. Best.

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  6. thank you for sharing Nikiraart with us. She does beautiful work with limited colors which gives it that Old World look!.. Your still life..Apples..is wonderful especially with the ink around them...it makes the apples really stand out..excellent work.

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  7. i so love your sketches with the notes around them, beautiful work, very old world.

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  8. Nice job with the inks! I checked her blog and love the sepia look to her pieces. Did you finish the painting from the arboretum?

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  9. Hi Lin,

    Thank you for the visit and kind words. Oh, I was so looking forward to a dusting of snow. What do they say Beware of Answered Prayers. Maybe I should be happy when the fall colors make an appearance.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  10. Hi Bruce,

    Thank you. Love your latest post, will be over to pay you a visit.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  11. Hi Michael,

    Thank you for the visit. Yes I do love working in all sorts of media. Just helps keeping me motivated and growing.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  12. Hi Vic,

    Thank you my friend. Having a ball playing with pen and ink, but now it's really time to get back to my true love OILS.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  13. Hi Cathyann,

    Oh yes do check out that link. I am starting to spend money on the pens, omg, does it ever end.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  14. Hi John,

    Thank you for the visit and kind words. I noticed you paid Nikiraart a visit, isn't her work awesome.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  15. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you, I just ordered the Noodlers pen. Nikiraart is going cost me a fortune. I love playing with art supplies.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  16. Hi Suz,

    Thank you. I do love the old world look, that is what is so inspiring about Nikiraart art.
    Thank you for the visit and very encouraging words.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  17. Hi Joan,

    Oh yes, that's what I love the most. The sepia look. Yes I just finished the aboretum, lost interest though, really want some fall colors.

    See you soon,
    Joan

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  18. Hi Joanie,

    Great studies! Love the apples, the combination of the watercolor and ink is outstanding. Sunday morning coffee cup, love the notes you jot down with your studies.

    Sue

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