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Staff Meeting Doodle

Staff Meeting Doodle
ink on 90lb Canson drawing paper
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

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Joe Pye

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acrylic monoprint with ink and metallic wax on watercolor paper
7 x 5 inches

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Tree and Flower

Tree
Tree

Flower
Flower
ink, metallic wax, and acrylic monoprint on watercolor paper
7 1/16 x 5 inches

I did two more drawings on monoprints last night. The metallic wax is really finicky to photograph. All the little dots at the end of the flower spikes are highlighted with metallic wax.

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Monoprints

I spent my weekend making monoprints and drawing trees on them. Also one lonely Queen Anne’s Lace.

Two Trees

Tree

Three Trees

Tree II

Tree in Winter II

Tree in Winter I

Queen Anne's Lace
ink, metallic wax, and acrylic monoprint on watercolor paper
7 1/16 x 5 inches

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Unfinished

Unfinished
pencil and collage on canvas
10 x 8 inches

The under-layer is from a page of my old art history notes on Rodin. I highlighted the word “unfinished,” then gessoed over everything else, so it isn’t quite legible, and added the tree and map.

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Red Pear / Paper Bag

Red Pear
Red Pear
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner on paper grocery bag

There is something about paper recycled from grocery bags that appeals to me. I’ve bound several books made from them. Kraft paper just isn’t the same, for some reason. I think it’s not as soft or thick, and it’s lacking wrinkles and abrasions from having been used.

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Testing Pens

Red Pear #redpears #sketches #inksketches #arting #staedlertriplusfineliner #drawing #art #inkwashes
Red Pear
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner on Canson 65 lb drawing paper

The ink in this pen is a bit watersoluble, but not enough to get a satisfying, bleedy wash. it goes blue in a wash, too, which is not great. The pen has a fine, fibrous tip and makes a lovely, delicate line, though. I think it’ll be really fun to doodle with.

Doodle #doodles #inkwashes #pentesting #staedlertriplusfineliner

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Unfinished

Unfinished
10 x 8 inches
mixed media (graphite, gesso, and collage) on canvas

The bottom layer is a page of art history notes from college. I believe on Rodin, hence the repeated refrain of “Unfinished.” The tree is graphite, and the map is from an old world atlas.

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Boat

Boat
pencil and oil pastel on paper
4 3/8 x 6 inches

This is just a sketch, not something I am planning on putting up for sail. It’s just too fragile. If you look at it sideways, it will smear. But I like the way it turned out, and I’m thinking of ways to make similar pieces that will be more sturdy.

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Little Red Boat

Little Red Boat
gel ink and watercolor pencil on 140lb Cartiera Magnani hot press watercolor paper
4 x 5 1/2 inches

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