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Friday, April 11, 2014

Sketching with Pen and Painting with Acrylics

I have launched a new FACEBOOK PAGE for my Pet Portraits.  Please visit if you have time and give it a LIKE.  Thanks.  

The Winner of my "Two Lilies" painting is Sharon Bright of Clive, Ohio!  Congratulations, Sharon!

This week's Art Work . . .

At the Beach
I am quick sketching more now using a fine liner pen. These are "Gesture Drawings," preliminary sketches in my 4x6 notebook. . . 

eventually turn into 2x3 inch Acrylic and Pen Artomat blocks.
I am making 100 of these, no two alike.



Thanks to Lynn at Paper, Paint, Pencils and Pens for the topic.
6x6 Watercolor and Pen on 140# Hot Press Paper
Reference photo from paintmyphoto.ning.com

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Penny! Both the sketches in pen and with the added watercolor. I must get back to real art and quit playing with alcohol inks!

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    1. Thanks, Faye. I am going to focus on Pets from now on. I need to get a niche market going. I am too spread out! The artomat blocks keep me busy but not in groceries! LOL.

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  2. Great gesture drawings! The lines are fantastic. The woman running in the bikini is particularly amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Ann. I just started sketching. Before I used to just paint directly on the surface without any idea what I was going to do. This is much better!

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  3. Lovely work on the Gestures sketches and paintings Penny. I agree with Ann, love the bikini gal. I liked your Facebook page and please don't think I'm a spammer, I liked all of your pet portraits, what can I say, love the creatures : ) Annabelle

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    1. Not a spammer, a FAN. I love it. Thank you so much, Annabelle!

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  4. Penny I read your comment to Faye and I was thinking have you framed and put those food paintings in a small kitchen store, or a little specialty stores of some sort.. one with housewares and such! They are so gorgeous! I love both those and your pets!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Good idea, Giggles! I will have to research that idea. Thanks.

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  5. Loving to see your sketches come to life with paint. Actually I like them in black and white and then in color. Great job! Enjoy your weekend, Rasz

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    1. Thanks, Rasz! I am busy painting pets this week. As long as I am busy, I am happy! It's all good.

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  6. Oh nice! I have been wanting to do Artomat for years now - have you done them before? I am really intrigued! I love your sweet paintings :D

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    1. Hi, Sarah, Yes I have been doing it for over a year. Last year I sold over 300 of them. Actually, the sold them through the cig machines. It is not much money, but I love doing it. I do two series; Painted Posies and Painted People. Some of the pictures of the blocks I have done are in my flikr account. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pennystewart/sets/

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  7. I love all of your fine sketches and paintings Penny. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Your drawings are wonderful - so much movement - I have been experimenting with gesture paintings. Love how alive they are - also have used a dip pen for this - they are fun!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I am amazed at how little detail is actually needed to convey the action.

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  9. Lovely sketches and beautiful when colored as well.

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