Saturday, July 28, 2007

Springer Puppy


I met her at the Farmer's Market two weeks ago. She was only 12 weeks at the time. 5x7 Black Claybord Scratchboard, the eyes have been colored with watercolors and the highlights re-scratched.


Yes it is for sale.

Karen

Friday, July 27, 2007

White Flowers


Done with a simple tool merely called a Plastic Stylus...looks like a big needle in a plastic holder. I then used my Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils...love those cps. Only a 5x7 but this one is a favorite of mine and I cannot quit looking at it.


It is for sale, and I also have prints and cards available.


I have to go work on a framing job. Not even open yet and the jobs are starting to wander in. I'm so excited.


Karen

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Kitten Behind Bars



Kitten Behind Bars
Here's the next in the series. This one is 8x10. This is the actual donation to the Humane Society. I used crosshatching for the bars and then re-painted them so that they're there, but not upstaging the lovely green eyes.Karen

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Humane Society Kitty


This is the first in a series. The second one just needs some finishing work and it will be going to it's new home at the Humane Society. This one is living with me for the time being.


I did two new and different things with this one. First of all, I got the Derwent Inktense pencils. If you know me, you know that colored pencils and I do not get along. So, when I tried to work with these on regular paper, I came up with the usual mess. However, I got them to see if they'd work with my scratchboard because I prefer ink or watercolors if I'm going to color. Well, all I can say is it worked very well. I also ordered this new tool called simply a plastic stylus...well, if that isn't a gem of a tool too.


I'm going to be posting quite a few more pieces in the next few days. I've managed to gather them all in one spot.


I'm opening a matting and framing store. So from now on, all my pieces will be matted and usually framed, and I'll be producing prints. Those too, shall be matted. All pieces from now on will be specified whether they are for sale or not. Please inquire if interested.
He is for sale. Size of original is 5x7 inches. Framed in a black frame with a black suede mat. Total size of frame is 8x10.


Karen

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Belly Dancer


A once in a lifetime photograph. The shutter clicked at just the right moment. There was no photoshopping this one, it just was. It's rather amazing since she was dancing in front of a bunch of musical instruments (drum, cymbals, microphone etc) in a garage. I'm entering it in the local fair on Monday.

Karen

Farmer's Market Kitten


The local Humane Society set up next to me this weekend. I was very fortunate, I came home with great photos instead of a dozen kittens and two dogs. I thought I'd get him done tonight, but it's not going to happen. It will be colored.

Karen

Zack


I first met Zack a couple of weeks ago at the local farmer's Market. He's one awesome violinist with a sparkling personality. I'm trying to get this one done for the local fair. Brave me, I've never done teeth, or fingers. Hopefully I can fix these.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007