Monday, January 30, 2012


I do a small ATC (Artist Trading Card) exchange, once a quarter. I sold my saw, so I'm not able to cut boards down to the correct size anymore (2 1/2 x 3 1/2). I remembered someone saying something about Stampbords. Well, they're white, but otherwise, they're the right size and they're Ampersand. So, I ordered some. This is my first one. I just experimented. I did have a photo to work from but just eyeballed it. I worked loose (another rarity for me) with Derwent Inktense, Watercolor, and Graphitint pencils and some other things hanging around. I'm working hard on several other scratchboards but this was a lightweight. I sort of like it and will be experimenting with it some more.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lauren's Dogs, the beginning

I am so sorry I'm so far behind, but I've finally got it started. This is Lauren's black and white. I had to color the eyes right away, I find it unnerving to see these white orbs staring at me. They've got a long way to go, I just needed some color in them.  Off to scratch more and have breakfast before going to work.

Monday, January 09, 2012


I havent done pastels in over 20 years, here's one of my early ones.

Saturday, January 07, 2012


Life, as usual, seems to have been in a state of flux. However, I was able to finally finish this piece. I'll be delivering it today. 5x5 Ampersand with watercolor.