Friday, April 22, 2011

Sketches for the Painting

I've finished the sketches for my ALICE and RABBIT
paintings . I know you're wondering why I've chosen such an overused subject for these paintings. Well  - because they are for a "juried show" -
  • my main objective is to paint something I love, that way I am truly invested in this venture and will give it 110%
  • because the subject is recognizable, I'm hoping to make an immediate  and unforgetable impression on the judge 
  • and, finally, I'm hoping my choice of unique medium and design and colors will be original and fabulous enough to make the judges love it.  
Chances are the final paintings will have changes,
but for now, I'm ready for the canvas.

These sketches were done with a blue ball point pen, the technique is rather charming don't you think? If you want to see some fabulous ball point pen sketches, check out this blog:


  1. wow! these sketches are AMAZING!!

  2. I don't believe I have ever sketched with a ballpoint, really interesting results. I will look forward to seeing what you do on the final painting. It is so true, that you must love your subject, how else can you give it 110%??!

  3. By the way, your work is really, really excellent!

  4. I love your drawings! I also love to see the progression from your first rough sketch drawings to these, and look forward to seeing your paintings along the way to completion. Your work is lovely. Thanks for sharing!




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