Tag Archives | colored pencil


Graphite, Watercolor and Colored Pencil Portrait: Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time 9.5 x 8.5 Mixed Media portrait in Graphite, Watercolor and Colored Pencil (available in my Etsy Shop here) For the Love of Words Have you ever staged a painting based on a series of images? I have a collection of inspiring art saved in a few categories on Pinterest, and one […]


Mixed Media – Sur la Sorgue Sunday Market

Loss and Perspective Loss puts a magnifying glass on the concept of time. A sweet, kind, joyfully positive friend of mine died last month. Grief and good memories shared with a community of people who loved her has been a salve on my bereaved heart. Making art and planning new paintings helps enormously too. She […]


Watercolor: Tiger Lily Polka Dot (& using colored pencil on watercolors)

I’ve posted a new watercolor & colored pencil tutorial on my youtube channel with this mini still life floral (above). New artists have asked about using colored pencil over watercolors, so this video demonstration is a short primer on the supplies, and sequence of some mixed media fun on a watercolor. I love colored pencils by themselves, and […]


Collagraph: First Swim

I’m matting and framing watercolors and printmaking for the Artwalk in San Diego’s Little Italy coming up in a little over two weeks. If you’re nearby, be sure to stop at my booth (#192) on Beech Street between Columbia and State to say hello. Every year, I meet a gaggle of bloggers and blog followers, and it’s […]


Gelli Printmaking: Blending into the Circus

Blending into the Circus 6×6 Gelli Print Monotype with watercolor & colored pencil The last time I posted about using gelli monotypes as a background for mixed media, I had an idea in mind when I started the portrait. This time, I let the patterns and shapes in the print suggest the subject, and the […]


Mixed Media – Uncle Al and Aunt Florence in 1940

Uncle Alfonse & Aunt Florence, 1940  5.75 x 5.5  Mixed Media on paper Mixed Media Demo I just posted a video demonstration of this little mixed media portrait on my youtube channel. The art was created with graphite, watercolor, colored pencil and hand carved rubber stamps. Pencil drawing on plate finish bristol paper, to start…. […]


Watercolor: Patrick’s Roadhouse, Pondering

Patrick’s Roadhouse, Pondering 8.25×7.25 watercolor with colored pencilAvailable in my Etsy Shop The Thousand Oaks Artwalk was fantastic. My studio is cluttered with post-art-festival gear, framed art, packaging and a long list of To-Do’s. I’ll get everything sorted and put away by early next week, but in the meantime, I tip my hat to the […]


Collagraph: Good Morning. Feed Us.

Good Morning. Feed Us. 7×7 Collagraph with Colored Pencil Available in my Etsy Shop. Sold Process shots for this collagraph begin at the bottom of the post, and previous collagraphs in this series can be seen here, here, here and here. After a few decades of living with cats, I’ve shuffled into my early morning […]