Wednesday, May 10, 2017

6" x 3" Multi Media paper.  Background created with Distress Oxide Pigments.  Sea drawings was drawn with black micron pen.  Colored with prismacolor pencils and pastel pencils.  The pastel pencils worked easier than the prismacolor pencils.  The pigment did not seem to like the wax in the prismacolor pencil.  However, the pastel pencils took to the distress oxide pigment easily.

Monday, March 27, 2017

I will be teaching these designs at Insight Awareness.  It will be a weekend event, not sure what day I will be teaching this project as yet.  The event is August 11 - 13, 2017.  Contact me if you are interested.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I belong to Mosaic which is a Zentangle app used for CZT's to share, appreciate and enjoy Zentangle art.  We can upload our tiles and share them with other CZT's around the world to appreciate and get inspiration.  One aspect on the app is called Tangles, Tips, & Techniques and can be used as a wonderful learning tool and inspiration.  A few nights ago I worked these tiles as a practice of the pattern Crescent Moon.  Rick Roberts shared this video on Kitchen Table Tangle called Crescent Moon Revisited.  Below find the other two tiles I did using only Crescent Moon tangle.
This last tile is our newest 3Z tiles, in tan, white or black.
On August 11 - 13 I will be part of a Zentangle Workshop at Insight Awareness in Homewood, Illinois.  The two botanical tiles above will be what I will be teaching that weekend.  The first tile is a design by Alena Light and it was challenging because the design is a mandala without using a compose, you build the circular design as you draw it.  I felt this was a beautiful piece and one that can be a challenge to learn.  The secon botanical was inspired by Sharla Hicks, CZT.  It drawn on a tan Zentangle tile and not only drawn with a black micron pen but also colored using a blue pastel pencil and a white chalk pencil.  For more information, please contact me.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A shelf in my previous study room.  Love my color pencil of the girl in the blue hat.  The design is by Pat Lentine, I did this painting in her class, a favorite.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

These tiles were done at the Valentine Workshop at the Frankfort Library on Feb 11th.  There were others in attendance, however, I didn't catch them quick enough to get a photo of their tiles.  The facilities were top notch at the library and the staff especially Jill Ganeshan were welcoming and kind.  I am looking forward to doing another workshop at Frankfort Library in the future.


Above are the first three alcohol ink paintings I have designed.  The first is an abstract flower and the other two are landscapes wih sky, mountains, valleys, water and rocks.  The size is 5 x 7, just the right size to experiment.