Tag Archives: ink and watercolor


I learned of a call for entries for an art show which will be on display from October 26th through November 17th, 2017 at the Coburn Art Gallery at Ashland University. The show is called Mail Art. It consists of 4″ x 6″ cards made to fit the theme “Strength in Connection-Thy Neighbor”.  My entry, “Red, Brown, Yellow, Black and White” using 185lb watercolor paper, a Zig memory system writer, inktense pencils, and a clever brush that has water in the handle.Entries must be mailed to the show without an enclosing envelope. It will be interesting to see if my watercolor entry arrives undamaged.



Street Fair


My community has been hosting a delightful annual five-day street fair for over one hundred years. I went to this event this morning and spent a couple hours sketching some livestock with a fine line permanent black marker on watercolor paper. I use a few light watercolor washes to finish these small works. I did three, but my favorite of this session is “Fair Pigs”. I thought about adding a few more ink lines, but I try to avoid fiddling too much with drawings from life as it can kill the spontaneous feel.

"Fair Pigs"