Pens and Pigment

Emma's Art and Other Things

Complimentary Color Study

Medium: Gouache This color study was a bit tricky. First of all, I had a hard time even finding a travel poster that used a complimentary color scheme. And is it red and green that are complimentary, or red and... Continue Reading →


Warm Color Study

Medium: Gouache Look who has done a good painting with beautiful colors and didn't muddy it all up and lose control! C'était moi! I always loved this poster, but I never even dreamed I would be painting it because of... Continue Reading →

Cool Color Study

Medium: Gouache My next art assignment is actually something that I've been meaning to do anyway, and that's a series of color studies. For school, each painting has to be based on a certain color theory, and this one is... Continue Reading →

Edward Weston Pepper No. 35 (Study)

Medium: Graphite This drawing is for a school assignment, which was to draw a still life (from a photo) without the use of lines and only light and shadow to show depth. I wasn't really excited about this assignment (I... Continue Reading →

Tiger Lily

Medium: Watercolor I did this one before Christmas as another commission for Maggie. It was certainly a challenge, and I think the fact that it was for someone pushed me to really do my best and also to do something... Continue Reading →

Contour Line Drawing

Medium: Dip Pen, Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue This was a school art assignment that I destroyed. Contour line drawings are just so boring, so after I submitted the assignment I reactivated the ink with water. Both are drawn from... Continue Reading →

Non-Flowering Plants

Medium: Dip Pen and Brush, Noodler's Black, Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue   I felt like drawing some plants, so I put on my rubber boots and went hunting. It was after a rainstorm, so I ended up in water... Continue Reading →

Hotel Cazan and the Evangeline Bank

Medium: Fountain Pen, Dip Pen, Ink Here's two drawings I did on a sketch outing on a cloudy day. The first is the Hotel Cazan, which I did with my new fountain pen. I'm not sure if fountain pens aren't... Continue Reading →

Satsuma Orange and a Cathedral

Medium: Colored Ink, Pencil These two don't go together, and I didn't even try to make up a commonality. The orange is from our orange tree (how cool is that?), and I painted it with Windsor and Newton ink. It... Continue Reading →

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