Tuesday, December 17, 2013

water paintings



This first one I made today. The others I made yesterday. It was nice outside yesterday. I walked on the ice with my friend, Alb. We both slipped and fell on our asses on different but close moments. The sun was out and everything was beautiful!

Mark

Sunday, December 15, 2013

first paintings upon arrival











These are some of the first images I made when I moved back home a few weeks ago. Dig it.

Mark

Saturday, December 14, 2013

today's paintings


What does it mean?

Friday, December 13, 2013

I started using watercolor paper


I started using watercolor paper. Man, that stuff is good. I had some Arches 140# cold press that a friend up in Marquette gave me that I never used too much. It's so much better than Bristol board at taking watercolor but it's harder to draw on. Still, it's a joy to work on a nice surface instead of whatever you got.

If you get watercolor paper and you really like working watercolors then get Arches 140# or heavier cold press. You can draw with charcoal or pastel on that paper too. I bought a pad of Strathmore watercolor paper a long time ago. Twas shit. But maybe it was a lighter weight. I do remember there was sizing on it.

Anyway, I really like the free Arches I have! I like these non-objective drawings but I should get back into objective sometime. I should select a still-life soon.

I need a job too! (I guess)

Hang in there!

Mark

Thursday, December 12, 2013

today's paintings



Hello,


The first two images are ones that I made today. I'm starting to spend all day on these.

The third one I made yesterday, I think.

I gotta scan in the rest of the old ones that I made since I've been back in Muskegon. Or I might do something else. Who knows really.

Mark

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

new paintings




I've been making new paintings. I don't live in Marquette anymore. I live in Muskegon at my mom's house. I'm looking for work in the art world. I had to get out of the grocery business.

These images are non-objective therefore there are no mistakes.  They are 9"x11". Ink pen and watercolor on smooth Bristol. Sometimes I use a pencil. I have more to scan and I make new ones often.

I really like my new pen. I got it at Hobby Lobby. It is called ZIG drawing pen and is made in Japan by Kuretake.

Love,

Mark