So here we are again. Esther suggested we both enter paintings into the local fair. I wasn't sure but as the entry deadline approached I thought "why not". We filled out the forms, paid the entry fees and are now getting ready to work on our entries. As I am entering two this means a tight deadline (not really as I'm actually pretty fast when I get to it). Esther has it even rougher. She's doing an oil painting! The drying time!
My paintings will be mixed media since that's the category you write in when you mix pen and ink with watercolors. As you can see from the drawings and paintings posted here the work will be a bit looser that what's normally entered into these things. As I'm not entering to compete but just for the fun of it I'm hoping that the works will be enjoyed in the spirit that they were created in. I paint to enjoy myself and I'm getting back in the mood. That's always a great thing.
In the meantime here's a quick sketch I did a while back. It's a hot summer and I thought a visit to an island just might be the best thing.
Island Paradise, 10.5 x 8
Can you hear the ukuleles and seashells strumming and humming? Pen and ink with watercolor on 110lb index card stock.
As always, a word from you is always welcome.