Margaret who has a painting to finish. Xoxox
Seven to go. Used three pens. Lamy Ef or a micro uniball and sometimes a white pentel gel pen.
Margaret excited I have made it this far in inktober. Xoxoxo
Can scarcely believe I am keeping up. 18 days now and 18 drawings. That’s a first for me.
Margaret trying to keep the words to a minimum. Lamy Ef w Platinum Black ink black micro uniball white pentel gel pen and stillman and birn alpha. Small books are so much less demanding. Xoxoxox
It’s that time of the year and so far I have done seven drawings. That’s a new high. Usually do one or two and stop.
And a superhero quilt for my oldes grandson. His request.
Also baked and baked and then baked some more. Pumpkin spices cookies. Choc chip cookies. Scratch biscuits. A quiche. Pumpkin streusel muffins. I am tired now. Nite nite.
I left the house with $20 in cash in my pocket. by the time I went to pay for my items it was gone. No check and they do not take credit cards which I had plenty of.
A very kind man paid for mine when I told the lady I would run back to the house and find it or a check. Wow!! Thanks mystery man. His story is the pencil writing in the background. Had to commemorate the event.
Anyway Stillman and Birn Epsilon or hmm is it a Beta? heavy paper compared to the Alpha that I usually use. Uniball micro pen. American Journey watercolors.
Yes I drew it with a pencil first. The oval then all the words then the leaves, tendrils and dots. I had to be sure the ink was dry before I erased it or it would smear.
Then I splattered it with clear water because I thought it looked a little drab. I think splattered some tea too.
Margaret whose painting is not going well. Xoxoxox
Tractor time. Found this one smack in the middle of Oakhurst in Decatur.
Slowly rusting away in a back yard near my youngest sons old house just off Oakview. As one of my friends said it already had a chicken. I think it might need one on top of the tractor too.
The sketch on 10X15″ sheet of 140# of hotpress Fabriano. Drawn with a .03 Derwent permanent marker.
Watercolor added. Cad red light ultramarine Prussian blue quin gold burnt sienna.
Done for the moment but I do think it needs something. I added some greytone Tombow markers.
Addendum: found out this is a McCormick Farmall Tractor probably from the 40s or 50s. Thanks have found a pic on line of the same one but doesn’t tell the model number.
Margaret ready for bed. Xoxoxox
He was so cute I decided to write down some of the things that he did and said like he’s calling me Gaga. Who wouldn’t want to be as glamorous as Gaga without the tortured bit. I better step up my game.
The black and white sketch done with my micro uniball pen. In some ways I like this better. The grassy area bothers me a bit.
And since I had screwed up this page I decided to write down my activities which seemed to mainly consist of binge watching tv binge knitting and shopping. I was using gift certificates for a lot of my art store buying. Still have more to spend. Blicks and Binders had discontinued Daniel Smith Watercolors. What the heck?!
I drove to Roswell to the big Blick store a round trip of 64 miles across Atlanta traffic. Should have just gone to the Intown Blick on Peachtree. Only a few miles from my sons houses and they have almost everything that I want there. I don’t buy all that extra stuff at the other Blick.
One of the socks I binge knitted. I mean Christmas is coming right?
Drawing an old trucks is fun. I decide this one needed more rust.
So I added some burnt sienna to it.
First ink lines
Adding more ink lines
Finally done. I do love a Good chicken. Do u suppose she laid eggs in the cab?!
Colors used burnt sienna burnt umber ultramarine blue And PRussian blue quin gold cad red
Permanent fine lines .03 and .01 Tombow markers Fabriano hot press 140#