Tag Archives: graphite







It goes this way


I've started a few canvases as test pieces for a canvas I'm going to do for a friend. I wanted to play with colors and work with modeling paste and graphite…and not think too much. I started two fresh canvases and two that already have paint on them, all four 16 x 20.

I'm playing with sunset colors, the beach, the ocean…



And adding lines with graphite and then using them as structure for the composition…


At this point, I was looking at the piece from different angles,standing back, turning it around and thought 'oh, it goes this way'.


And it was practically done.

A lesson in the value of looking at your work from all distances, directions, and angles!


Work with Inktense blocks


Here's something I made with the same techniques I've been using on 5×7 watercolor paper only using Derwent's Inktense Blocks instead of watercolor crayons. My intent is to place a quote on here, eventually, but I've been more inspired to do the art and leave the quote for later. I've got quite a collection of 5×7 pieces waiting for quotes. Maybe I'll finish some up for gifts. Maybe…