Monthly Archives: September 2019

Who’s Inking?

Earlier this month I asked the question: Who is doing Inktober this year?   Here are a few bloggers who will be participating in the Inktober challenge. I will continue to update the list throughout the month. If you’d like

Who’s Inking?

Earlier this month I asked the question: Who is doing Inktober this year?   Here are a few bloggers who will be participating in the Inktober challenge. I will continue to update the list throughout the month. If you’d like

Pen and Ink – Today

Over the last few days I’ve been browsing online, learning about pens, inks, and artists who have worked with them. I’ve shared a bit of the knowledge I’ve found, and I hope you’ve enjoyed looking back at the past history

Pen and Ink – Today

Over the last few days I’ve been browsing online, learning about pens, inks, and artists who have worked with them. I’ve shared a bit of the knowledge I’ve found, and I hope you’ve enjoyed looking back at the past history

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Pen and Ink — The Renaissance

For me, getting ready for Inktober has led to a renaissance of sorts, a rebirth of my interest in pen and ink drawing, and a whole new appreciation for the art. Well, except for dip pens. Despite a lot of

Pen and Ink — The Renaissance

For me, getting ready for Inktober has led to a renaissance of sorts, a rebirth of my interest in pen and ink drawing, and a whole new appreciation for the art. Well, except for dip pens. Despite a lot of

Pen and Ink – An Early History

Inktober is in the air! My supplies are on the table, my excitement level is mounting, and I’m counting down the days until the event begins. I would never have thought I would love ink and Inktober so much, but

Pen and Ink – An Early History

Inktober is in the air! My supplies are on the table, my excitement level is mounting, and I’m counting down the days until the event begins. I would never have thought I would love ink and Inktober so much, but

Back at the Easel Again

For weeks now, I’ve been focusing on drawing, practicing with both graphite and ink. Meanwhile, I’ve had a painting languishing on my easel for months now. It’s thatĀ old bugaboo painting I started back… when? Quite some time ago, I know.

Back at the Easel Again

For weeks now, I’ve been focusing on drawing, practicing with both graphite and ink. Meanwhile, I’ve had a painting languishing on my easel for months now. It’s thatĀ old bugaboo painting I started back… when? Quite some time ago, I know.

Note to Self

Recently my art time has been devoted to drawing. I consider drawing a foundational skill for all other art. I’m sure that as my drawing ability improves, my oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels will get better, too. And when I

Note to Self

Recently my art time has been devoted to drawing. I consider drawing a foundational skill for all other art. I’m sure that as my drawing ability improves, my oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels will get better, too. And when I