Monday, November 28, 2011

Back To Work

I have a new addiction: No, not drugs or smoking or alcohol, it's Kuretake Zig pens. Thanks to Nikira. What a great way to approach a painting. This is one of the shacks on Paulston's farm. I chose to do a study first before the actual painting. Using my new zig pen, and a little bit of a watercolor wash. Great fun.
The second is just various shades of blue ink also using Kuretake Zig pen.
The third is the Meadow Croft estate, in sepia ink. Whether or not these turn into a painting is still undecided, but it takes me a step further than the usual thumb nail studies, while trying to improve my drawing skills. Yep a little bit of sugar helps etc. etc. Drawing has never been my strong suit, so the pens do help to motivate me. HAPPY PAINTING EVERYONE.















24 comments:

  1. LOL at the addictions. only good additions for Joan. ;)

    Love all three of these and I really much check out what these Zig Pens are. I have never heard of them.
    Great job.

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  2. Oh wow, right up my street. I love all of these - fabulous. Gotta put some of these pens in my letter to Santa. :-)

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  3. Wow! I love these - thanks for sharing the information. I have never done my value sketches, but watched Tina Bohlman this weekend. She stressed this as most important and she is right. Shame on me. Santa, I need these pens!

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  4. Hi there Joanie!.... Good news!... We can attend the AA meetings together now...Artists Anonymous... and the AAA... Artists Addicts association... a travel group! HA HA!!

    Who wants to quit? Not "You"... by the looks of things! You seem to be spiralling deeper into the clutches of your addiction... and with a great prognosis!

    These studies are really fresh and all possess a directness that makes them attractively loose and pleasant to the eye!

    The key to growth is risking and working hard... the very things that you have been doing! The results are obvious! You should be pleased Joan!

    I am dedicating my next post to you... offering another "toy" and idea for you to put into your growing arsenal. I have been waiting to share this with my followers. It gave me great pleasure and really refocussed me in my own process. Hope that you enjoy it!

    Good Painting and Sketching!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  5. Joan, love the pen work! and I mean it!
    BJ

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  6. Hi Joan,
    very elegant drawing, like them all , the sepia one is my favorite.

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  7. Hi Joan.
    These are fantastic sketches my friend. I love them, all three. My favourite is the first,second and third ones. I couldn`t sort out which one came first. I wish I had your patience Joan. All the best to you my friend.
    Vic.

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  8. Wow, you sure work that new pen well! beautiful sketches joan!!

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  9. Wonderful sketches, Joan. I love all three of them. Love the way the sepia looks!!

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  10. Lovely pen and wash drawings, Joan. Hope you are snow-free still in NY. Happy December! All the best, Michael!

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  11. Joan, these are great!!! I love the sepia one and the first one with a bit of color added. I'll have to check out the pens.

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  12. Joan, these looks so spontaneous and heartfelt. I love your pens, too!

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  13. Hi Doreen,

    You would love them, I bought them from Jet Pens, you can google them,they have great pens.

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  14. Hi John,
    I have ordered more pens. The are from Jet Pens. Give yourself a treat, oh I mean tell Santa.

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  15. Hi Trudy,

    You can google Santa over at Jet Pens. I found them from Nikiraart. check out her blog, she does great work.

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  16. Hi Bruce,

    Thank you and I cannot wait to see you next post. I love new toys. Love these pens, but gotta get back to my painting, starting to get the itch for oils or acrylic. Oh, how fickle am I?

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  17. Hi BJ,

    I thank you so much. These pens are so much fun.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  18. Hi Mariano,

    Thank you, love working with the sepia inks. Your latest post is outstanding.

    all the best to you,
    Joan

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  19. Hi Vic,

    Thank you my friend. But must confess, it's my lack of patience that gets me to try new things. It's a break away from painting.
    Looking forward to you weekly post.

    all the best to you,
    Joan

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  20. Hi Suzanne,

    It's like playing with a new toy and great fun, thank you for the visit and encouragment.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  21. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you, love sepia, can't seem to find the ink for my new Noodler pen.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  22. Hi Michael,

    Happy December to you also. No snow, kinda looking forward to the first snow fall, just a dusting not a blizzard. Love your Rainy days and Sundays post.


    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  23. Hi Joan,

    Thank you, having a ball with these pens and inks. Love your latest post.

    See you at the PALS show. Unless there is plein air on Tuesday. Where is the time going.?

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  24. Hi Sandy,
    Thank you for the visit and kind words. Oh yes, I feel like a child again, playing with a new box of cayons.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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