Sometimes a new path presents itself, and you just have to follow....
I've been feeling the need to pick up pen and ink again (a favorite medium long ago, in a galaxy far, far away) and finally this week I gave in to the temptation.
I admit to being bit of a purist when it comes to pen and ink. No markers or technical pens here. I use a pen holder with various size nibs, dipping the pen into an inkwell as artists have done for centuries. There's something very zen and sort of "old world" about the process, and I love the fine detail a crow quill tip allows.
Here's the piece in black and white (If you click on these, they'll enlarge a bit):
And here it is completed, with watercolor washed over the ink:
"Twilight Harvest", 8" x 10" on illustration board.
I may list the original on eBay or Etsy, not sure yet, but since I've also been toying with the idea of having a few prints made of my work, I was thinking this piece may be the first. What do you think?
In the meantime, other work/fun continues in the form of assorted commissions and eBay offerings. This little bunny is listed on eBay now, having travelled a couple of states away by mistake. He's back though, and ready to make another journey to his new home:
Finally, I have to share I won this giveaway in the One World One Heart blog event - a pendant and two pins which arrived this weekend all the way from Alaska! Many thanks to Pat of Wigglebutt Clay Creations. :)
That's about it for now...It's shaping up to be a very busy week, but I'll try to pop in again soon! And please accept my apologies for not responding to all the lovely comments you leave here. I soooooo love hearing from you, and do apreciate that you take the time to write....but the painting schedule doesn't allow as much time for correspondence as I'd like. I'll try to do better, I promise. ;)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• Carolee