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Thursday, October 29, 2009

fall cleaning

These days I am cleaning and rearranging furniture in my studio. Fall is a great time to clean and change.No time for art.But it will be more pleasurable in a new environment to create that masterpiece that is waiting for me in the pencil box or brushes box or the pastels box.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

calendars 2010

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my progress in graphite

and this is my drawing again in october 2009, after 22 months of drawing.

this is a drawing I did in July 2008 after 7 months of drawing everyday.

Monday, October 19, 2009

watercolor apple

watercolor on 6x9in watercolor paper.30 minutes
You can buy this painting on my selling blog My joy of colors

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I fired my hairstylist

charcoal, sanguine and chalk on Canson mi-teintes pad 8x11in. 30 minutes.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

scary night

my entry for October challenge on Windows to the words ART is an oil pastel on Canson mi teintes pad 8x11in.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


sanguine, sepia, chalk on bristol board 9x12in. 1 hour.

this is a sepia, sanguine, chalk, conte drawing on bristol board colored orange 9x12in. 1 hour.

Exploring different media is refreshing and challenging not to say that develops skills harmoniously and betters the artist in you. I just love working with sketch pencils and i think you can create good drawings not just sketches in sepia-sanguine for instance.
This duo has a lot of charm on colored paper and I presently use Bristol board colored pads and Canson Mi-teintes colored pads.I should say that Canson is better than Bristol, holds better the dust of sketching pencils.
The white or grey conte is a nice addition to sepia-sanguine and I am ready to continue exploring this medium in all its intricacies. I couldn't find literature though on this topic or artists for that matter who created significant works other than sketches.
An important element for me who I am used to work in sessions of 1-2 hours is the fact that sepia-sanguine is easy to work with and I can have a drawing ready in one hour.

No better reason than looking for subject with natural colors sepia-sanguine for nice effects and why not a portrait quite soon.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

calico cat posing

sepia, sanguine, white sketch pencils on Canson Mi-teints pad 8x11in.One hour.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009


another kitty drawing in graphite this time on drawing pad.

kitty in a cup

less cute than expected a postcard smile colored pencils drawing on canson mi-teites pad 8x11in.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

second cat

Not as brilliant as the first cat but hey, for one hour and a half this is my second cat in colored pencils on Canson mi-teintes pad 8x11in.

october accents oil pastel

This oil pastel is over the crayola crayons version posted earlier on my blog.
You may wish to see a video of this project.

Friday, October 9, 2009

crayola crayons

This wants to be an underpainting for an oil pastel but I love it this way just crayola crayons work on canvaskin pad 9x12 in.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

fruit platter

the final touch

and a new version.

after my photo of plums, apples and quince.Colored pencils on Bristol Board heavyweight smooth pink pad 6x9in. One hour and 30 minutes.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

october accents

Watercolor of my original photo of pomegranate, persimmons and ivy leaves.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

nuts and leaves video

Oil pastel on canson mi-teintes brown pad 8x11in. One hour and 30 minutes. You can watch the video also.

Friday, October 2, 2009

the falling leaves

drift by the window...

Mondeluz Hardtmuth watercolor pencils on Bristol board heavyweight smooth yellow pad 9x12in. 1 hour, from life.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

sunflower fire & lake scene

and the wet version.

This drawing in colored pencils is for Dana Marie challenge at Inspiration All Around Us.
Mondeluz watercolor pencils dry on Canson Mi-teintes pad 8x11in. About 3 hours.

Oil pastel on canvaskin for the challenge September Sunflower on Dana Marie website.