Monday, November 05, 2012

Half a Dahlia

Half a Dahlia
Pigment markers (Faber-Castell PITT artist pens)
plus watercolor
(Click image to view much larger.)
This is my last piece in Molly's Mole--half a Dahlia for Molly to finish--a collaborative piece.  I think I got carried away and did more than half, sorry Molly!

I started with pigment Markers but was distressed by the lack of subtlety and painted over it a little with watercolors.

I am leaving tomorrow after voting for a week-long trip to Upstate NY to see my grandson Frankie for his second birthday.  May be incommunicado until I return.

I may or may not attempt to finish this on the computer at some point.  The painting is in Molly's Moleskien Sketchbook and she will finish the original.  But I can always finish the scan.


John said...

Safe and enjoyable journey!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, John!
I am safely in Syracuse, 400 miles from home. Frankie and sara are here with me now--my duaghter and grandson.

Biomouse said...

Oh look at the color on that flower!! How do you like the pitt pens? I've heard such great stuff, I recently went out and snagged a few for myself, but haven't tried them yet. I hope you can play with us this week for weekword-we've missed ya!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Biomouse. I miss you guys, too! I like the pens.

I am leaving tomorrow for a poetry workshop--and will be gone for three days. The workshops are all day. Tonight, I am leaving in half an hour for a poetry and music event. So I may not be able to play along, BUT I LOVE THAT WORD and would like to!!!

I'm hoping that during the winter, I won't be quite so busy traveling and taking workshops.