Today, to my surprise I received a delightful box from Charles Smith in the mail. A few months ago he had written to ask if there were any art supplies that I needed as he was traveling to Japan where art supplies are cheap and plentiful as opposed to here in Eastern Canada.
After numerous emails from Charles I finally conceded and I wrote back and asked if he’d pick me up a few Pilot Choose Pens in white as my one lone one had all but run out. Well, I opened the box and there were five pens, two boxes of Prismacolor 36 pack Verithin coloured pencils and one box of Prismacolor 12 pack Watercolor pencil crayons. OMG. I was in tears. My pencil crayons were running out fast so this colourful box of goodies has really brightened my day. Continue reading
Here we have a portrait that I was commissioned to do of my friend, Joshua Hamilton’s wife. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
The final size of the portrait is 10 by 10 inches and it was created with Winsor & Newton watercolour, Prismacolor coloured pencils, Pilot hi tec C pens and Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens on Arches watercolour paper.
Interested in a portrait, do get in touch.
I began adding watercolour to the ACEO’s for the upcoming Saint John Gallery Hop. There are 16 new ACEO’s in total that I am madly working on for this show. The final step will be to add coloured pencil on top of the watercolour and perhaps a little bit more detailed pen and ink work.
These originals will not be listed for sale online in my Etsy shop. However, when they are completed I will blog them and give you the option to buy them right here from the blog. You can see the first step in how I began creating these ACEO’s in the previous post.
Life is good! Hope you are well!
Melana was created with sepia hued India ink, Prismacolor Verithin lightfast coloured pencils and Windsor & Newton Watercolour on heavy gorgeously textured cream coloured card stock. She measures 5×7 inches (12,7cm by 17,8cm). The original illustration is for sale at $140 and prints are available for purchase at $12.
Matting is also available here. Simply specify in your message to seller upon purchase that you would like “Radiant Melana” as your choice of print to be matted.
Hope you like her!
Series – We Series of 3 illustrations
Title – We Grow
Medium – sepia india ink, watercolour and coloured pencil on watercolour paper
Size – 3.5×2.5 inches (*ACEO size)
I’ve been experimenting through scanning my miniature illustrations at extremely high resolutions, 1200 dpi to be exact, and printing them out at 8.5×11 inch size. They look wonderful. We Grow is a large print to.
Have a look at the detail shots below.
An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. they must measure 2.5×3.5 inches and can be created out of any medium. They are an affordable way to collect original artwork.