Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Just a quick post so I can get back to reading about Colored Pencils! I'm trying to get down to some actual painting/coloring instead of spending the entire evening watching YouTube videos of someone else doing art!

I just realized how many books I have piled on my coffee table and that I haven't gotten around to really looking at them. I have now read the first few pages of The Complete Colored Pencil Book! :) I've had the watercolor book for a while and have read some of it, but want to get back to it. The Little Critter books I say I bought for my grands, but I also bought them because I love to look at the illustrations, right? Oh yeah!

The view from my chair. I don't know if you can see the beautiful billowy clouds behind the pine trees, but they really caught my eye, so...
I got a closer view.
One of the ancient swamp willows. I don't think it has many years left, but I still love its wild beauty!
(They were ancient when we moved here 25 years ago!)
I started adding some watercolor to one of my ATC's on the left. The leaf on the right was a scribbly little picture I did with my Prismacolor pencils. It was fun and quick. I'll have to cut it out and stick it on a card or something!
My informal little painting setup. My poor little camera was having fits trying to figure out what to focus on! (Sure, it wasn't MY fault!)
My herd of turkeys from this morning. It was a rainy morning, but a gloriously sunny day when I got off of work. :)

That's it for now. Hope you're all enjoying the end of summer at your house!
God bless and shalom!


  1. What is there to know about colored pencils! Do tell!
    Billowing clouds = SO pretty!

  2. Thanks for sharing your artistic corner :) The clouds are massive. Enjoy your painting!

  3. You tube videos of someone else doing art...that's me! I can't draw or paint but I like to try other things like making an altered book. I picked up a very ratty hardcover Country Mouse, City Mouse that I might modify. BTW what are swap willows? Or was that a typo? Swamp willow perhaps?

    1. Whoops! Swamp willow it is! :) Have fun with the altered book!


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