Last time we were in the States, I bought myself a 'Sketch & Wash' pencil: some sort of graphite pencil. After applying the graphite, you can add water to create a more watercolor effect and it deepens the black tones of the graphite. I tried this out on a quick sketch of Max - the loveliest dog I've ever met.
I have been too occupied with creating ATCs that I hardly have time to do other art... but during my last drawing classes I did this watercolor painting of some pinecones. I found the branch in the woods last year and kept it for a long time. It's 22 x 30 cm.
This week I tried a new technique for creating ATCs: metal foil and acrylics.
In the picture you'll see the two ATCs (scanned), and I took a photo so you can get an idea of the shininess of these ATCs.
A few weeks ago I showed my first animal portrait in oil - the robin.
I liked working with oil so much that I treated myself with a wider palette of colors. And I painted this portrait of Figo.
Figo is a resident of 'Kattentehuis Vergeet-Me-Nietje' (Catshelter Forget-Me-Not) - a shelter for cats that cannot be (re)placed for what ever reason. I am gonna donate this painting for an online auction for another catshelter - a shelter for kittens. All revenues will be for this catshelter. The online auction will start on World Animal Day (4th October).
During a long drive back home, I thought passing time would go more pleasant sketching. But what to sketch when everything outside the car is moving fast... So sketches of the hands of my husband - driving the car. Lovely model :)