Monday, October 19, 2009

Pen and Ink

Custom Sketch, 8x10 sold

Friends, it has been so long. I had imagined that I was going to have so much time to paint and draw this school year. I am hoping to get back into my routine of painting and blogging again.

The above is a commission I had talked about previously. A client wanted a watercolor of her friend's new home to give as a house warming gift. The front of the house is very wide with a lot of beautiful architectural detail. I felt that if I did the entire house, the architectural detail would get lost. I suggested a close up view of the front entry in pen and ink.

I am currently working on more poppies and am visualizing this painting of 3 guys and a guitar.


  1. Liana,
    Welcome back. I loved this pen and ink work. I have never done pen and ink, but I think I'll give it a try.
    I think doing a close up of the house was a great idea to capture the details. Though there are details, still there are a lot of open spaces for the viewer's eye too.

  2. What a fantastic drawing. i bet they love it!
    Good to see you back blogging, too. hugs, Liz


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