Tag Archives: watercolor

Sexy Red Toes or Wiggle Those Toes!

Original ink drawing painted with watercolor. I added the beige sand colored background digitally using photoshop.

The weather is warming although the evenings are still dipping down into the single digits. Last night it went down to 4˚C. Not to Spring like at all.

This image is available as an archival print in my shop.


Growing Beautiful in the Garden of Eden

Drawn with professional Pilot pens and painted with Windsor and Newton Watercolor on very thick acid free textured cream colored stock. It is an ACEO which stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals.

Size – 2.5 by 3.5 inches

Update – The original has sold. Prints are available in 5×7 inch and ACEO mini print size in my art shop.

Sunflowering Times

An original created using Windsor and Newton watercolor, Prismacolor Verithin colored pencils and India ink on Arches cold press watercolor paper.

The original is for sale in my Art Shop. Prints are now available to!

Size of Original – 6″ by 8″ or 152mm by 203mm
Size of Print – 5″ by 7″ or 127mm by 177mm

This is definitely one of my favorites!

Spring Tree

Size – 8″ by 8″
Medium – India ink and Windsor and Newton Watercolor on Arches Cold press watercolor paper.

Artist Statement – Ever wonder what a tree would look like without leaves or blossoms growing on one side? The new baby foliage on this tree faces the other way, giving good reason to believe the grass IS greener on the other side. Or in this behind the seasons look, Spring IS sprung on the other side.

Spring is the second watercolor in the four seasons series. The Winter painting is beautiful to.

The sun has been shining these last few days here in the city. You have no idea what it feels like to have heat on your skin after 6 months of being couped up inside freezing. Well, winter is not that bad. But Spring sure does feel that good!

The original Spring painting has since sold. It is however available as a glicée print in my art shop.

Thank you.

UpdateSpring was featured on Monkey Bun’s Etsy Pics!!! Thank you Krystal.

Enokitake Mushrooms – Miniature Illustration

I drew this bunch of Enokitake Mushrooms using archival Micron pens and watercolored it using Windsor and Newton Watercolors. I used to cook with these Japanese mushrooms all the time while living in Vancouver. They were great added to stir fries or stews.

The paper is acid free 80lb Fox River Paper, confetti cover in Sand color. This ACEO has rounded corners. An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions or Originals.

The standard size of an ACEO is – 2.5″ by 3.5″ or 64mm by 89mm

This original ACEO card is available in my Etsy Art Shop. It is also available as a print.

UPDATE – the original drawing has sold. Archival prints are available in the shop.

Lopsided Pearls


Size – 8″ by 10″

This is an original creation drawn with a Pilot Gtec C4 Pen and painted with Windsor and Newton Watercolor. The collage paper is Acid free Ingris and Manila.

Much of my art is available in my Etsy Shop. Please see my Blog’s about page for the details.

Thank you.

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Artists Tip #12 – How to dry paint faster

For Nyssa who has been patiently waiting one week for this tip.

How to dry paint faster

When you needed it yesterday, use a hairdryer or LESS water.

I have tested this with watercolor and acrylic mediums on both paper and wood panel. If you don’t want your paint to dry to fast in fear of cracks especially in acrylic (although this has never happened to me), use a cooler setting on the blower. The chances of it cracking are rare.

With watercolor using this technique can prevent bleed lines in solid blocks of color. This will eliminate or reduce the chance of veins appearing in your sky or smooth complexion. Using less waterlogged brushes will aid the process along to.

You’ll find in mere seconds you can add that second coat of pretty pink paint.

Next Week’s Tip – Would you glue or tape it?

Last Week’s Tip

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