The Saint John Gallery Hop is fast approaching and I have been busy working on new pieces for the miniature ACEO group show being held at the Klausen Art Gallery. I thought I’d share with you some progress shots to illustrate how many of the illustrations I create begin.
All of these drawings are created with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens on archival mat board that Mr. Klausen pre-cut and gave to me the last time I was in to visit. I keep most of my pens inside a chocolate tin that my Mom gave me. I have four of these tins. They’re great for art supply storage!
I wanted to draw something other than florals so I began drawing wine bottles using sepia, sanguine and black inks while I was out enjoying a glass of wine at Happinez two weeks ago. Happinez is a little wine bar located on Princess St. in Uptown Saint John, NB. They serve wine from all over the world. It has a wonderful ambient atmosphere and the clientele tends to be aged 25 and up.
Lining most of the exposed brick walls are hundreds of empty wine bottles. I had had a few pens with me and the mat board that Mr. Klausen had given to me earlier that evening during the group meeting that he held for the artists taking part in the upcoming show, and simply sat and drew for a good hour until my date arrived… if he was going to show…
Now that the ink drawing is completed, I’ll begin adding watercolor and coloured pencil to make the illustrations pop and perhaps a little more ink on top of that.
And I just had to draw one complementary penis as it’s really been too long since I last drew one.
And yes, I am dating someone and it is rather exciting. We get along famously and there is actual chemistry between us which hasn’t been present with any of the other men that I’ve briefly dated over the last three and half years of being single. After two weeks of dating this guy I’m left wanting more of him which almost makes me giggle and feel giddy like a teenager.
He found me on Facebook via another friend and wrote to ask if I’d like to go out to this art buying seminar being held at one of the local galleries. I couldn’t go because I had a meeting at Klausen and wrote back saying no, but did mention that I’d be at Happinez afterwords. He wrote back asking if he could meet me there. I didn’t write back to him. I went to Happinez that night and my friend Jillian came by as back up. Then the man walked in and um well Jillian left and I remained.
About once, every three weeks on Facebook, a man will add me as a friend and then proceed to ask me out and 99% of the time I say no after reading their Facebook profile. A word of advice men… clean your profiles up and use proper punctuation and do your best with spelling. I’m not into four wheeling, Farmville, cars, loud obnoxious Country music or using drugs, so seriously… but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t women out there who are.
I don’t normally kiss and tell when dating ’cause there is always something wrong and the first date is usually the last date, but this one is different my dear readers. 😀